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Hi, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I was very thankful to have my yearly mammogram that found it. I am currently going grocery through Moffitt cancer and was fine with the usual lumpectomy and radiation but when they did the gene counseling I was diagnosed with the atm gene mutation. Now that was a different ballgame. I was adopted and did not have info well not much. I did find my birth mothers sister who told me that the mother died of pancreatic cancer and now I understand this gene mutation is breast and pancreatic cancers. I have decided to do a double mastectomy since having to keep up with every 6 months screening on breast and pancreas is just overwhelming for me. After this surgery I will have to just maintain the pancreas.
My fear is the double mastectomy and implants so many people have horrible stories I am currently scared about this. My surgery is next week. thanks for your advise