Feb 16, 2013 - 4:58 pm
Started at a 5 cm tumor left breast. 16 weeks chemo and it is 2.5cm but MRI cannot tell if spots around the original footprint are scar tissue or cancer cells. Doc says I can try a lumpectomy and if the pathology comes back positive would then have to have a mastectomy. I have to have radiation either way, and a lumpectomy on the other breast. Or just have the mastectomy and reconstruction with expanders etc. Says no answer is right and won't tell me what she would do; just says safer with the mastectomy.
I am loss and after horrible chemo for 16 weeks thought it would get easier. I have to tell her Tuesday so she can schedule the surgery. BTW this is one of the top ten surgeons in the country and a stellar comprehensive cancer center. Anyone else ever been in this situation?
thank you all in advance,
Nellie age 51