Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy with ATM gene variant?
Hello everyone. I have my last chemo appointment on Friday (so worried it's coming to an end) and met with the breast surgeon today. She said that I'm still a good candidate for lumpectomy, even though she discussed a mastectomy as well.
She also told me that I had a modest response to chemo (Taxol every week plus Herceptin and Perjeta every 3 weeks). My tumor (IDC right breast) shrunk from about 2.1 cm to about 1.8 cm. I'm glad it shrunk somewhat but very disappointed it hasn't shrunk more.
Anyway, I went to this appointment thinking that I knew I wanted a mastectomy because I have a variant of the ATM gene. But now considering a lumpectomy.
Has anyone else in my situation had a lumpectomy? How long has it been since your surgery and how are you doing? And what helped you decide between the two options?
Thank you. 🙂