I was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer after a lumpectomy in September 2014. My breast surgeon gave me a couple of treatment options (1) more surgery to have clear margins from the cancer that was removed, followed by radiation, and then be on a medication for 10 years or (2) bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Considering my age (35 at the time of diagnosis) and having 3... more
In April, I underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with mapping and removal of my sential lymphnodes. I chose to do a two step reconstruction. Tissue expanders and then a changeout to permanent silicone implants. I also plan on doing nipple reconstruction.
So far, I am pleased with the experience. I have had a few issues that have come up since my changeout. I have a minor chest wall... more