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childofthestars
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Joined: Jan 2011

Hi all

i have been on this board before (about 3 yrs ago) I'm normally over on the OVCA board.  Anyway a bit of history: 

Dx with invasive DCIS in left breast march 2000 age 35 - lumpectomy & chemoradiotherapy NED till dx with DCIS (PRE cancer) via a regular yearly MRI last week - new site in L breast. Need mastectomy (have chosen bilateral) have BRCA1 gene. Surgery date sooooon.  I need to decide on what type of mastectomy to have and would appreciate any input on this :))) 

Michelle x 

New Flower
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Joined: Aug 2009

Welcome back to the CSN family

I had modified radical mastectomy, what was suggested by my breast surgeon  I did not do any research, as did not have time and trust in my doctors. From what I understood this type of surgery allows for future reconstruction if you decide to go for it, as well still give a reasonable appearance if you do not. 

Good luck and let us know

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childofthestars
Posts: 246
Joined: Jan 2011

Many thanks New Flower

I met with my docs today & we are going to try for DIEP mastectomy - need various tests beforehand but thankfully don't need radical mastectomy. 

Michelle x 

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