Hi there, I am new to this stuff, so please bear with me. I was diagnosed with BC at the end of July 2009. I have invasive cancer and the tumor is very close to the chest wall, though it is only 1 centimeter. I had appointments with a surgeon, plastic surgeon and oncologist. I was told that if I had a lumpectomy that I would have chemo and radiation, but if I had a mastectomy I could immediately start reconstruction and would only need chemo. I went for a 2nd opinion and was told that even if I had a mastectomy I would need radiation because of the location of the tumor and reconstruction would not start until after radiation was finished. I was wondering if anyone else has been in this situation and what you did. Also, I have another appointment with the first surgeon to ask additional questions. Are there any questions any of you wished you had asked? Thanks for any help you can give me.