Dec 11, 2012 - 11:25 am
Hi! I am a 40 year old recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast. I have no family history of bc but my tumor was 2.2 cm already. Unsure of any lymph node involvement as I have opted for a mastectomy so I don't know exactly what stage I am. I really would like a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction considering my age and possibility for recurrence because I don't want to have to go through this again. Unsure if this sounds too aggressive or not. I have an appointment with my surgeon on Thursday to plan my course of treatment. I'm a little worried about how he will react to my request for a bilateral.