Recurrence after mastectomy
I am scheduled for a mastectomy in March. It is nipple and skin sparing mastectomy on left side with reconstruction. I just went for second opinion and that surgeon said that if I go for lumpectomy- chemo-radiation than my chance of recurring is 5-7% and if I go for this type of mastectomy followed by chemo then my chances of recurrence are 4-5%. The difference is not much compared to issues that may come up with mastectomy and all the plastic surgeon visits.
can someone please give me an insight of what is the data of recurrence. I have left a message to my oncologist but asking here for broader reach.