Nov 23, 2011 01:32PM shirleyinct wrote:
Dear Lovelyface - I found your post by search term b/c I just got some results back from a double biopsy on Monday for two areas that looked suspicious by MRI. This follows an initial biopsy that resulted in a IDC, <1cm, all on the right side. Pathology for the most recent biopsies reads 7 o'clock - atypical apocrine hyperplasia excision reccomended, and 3 o'clock - flat epithelial atypia. I had been considering a lumpectomy and radiation but the wait between biopsy results had me thinking about avoiding recurrence being a higher priority than minimal treatment and recovery invasion. Currently I am triple-neg too, likely Stage I, grade 1-2 (Yale and Dana Farber differ on the grade read). I am leaning towards bilateral masectomy even though the left is clean. If I can get immediate recon with skin sparing, nipple sparing DIEP Flap than I wouldn't hesitate. Even though its a major surgery, I think I'd rather not have to go through this whole mental process again. Your story adds weight to that feeling.
Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best for treatment, recovery and moving beyond all this.
Do one thing every day that scares you. - Eleanor RooseveltDx 11/4/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER-/PR-, HER2-