New cancer in other breast: Lumpectomy or mastectomy?
I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (3 cms) in 2009. Treated with lumpechtomy + radiation + chemo. No recurrence. I have been having annual checkups with the occasional need to have further testing due to some suspicious finding or other.
A new cancer was discovered in the other breast 2 weeks ago.
It is 1.2 cms.
ER+ PR+ HER2-
Grade 1, which means low growth rate. KI-67 score is low also, which I am told mean low chances of spreading.
The surgeon says that the standard of care according to the guidelines is lumpechtomy + rad but understands if I want to get mastechtomy.
My mind says get a double mastechtomy + reconstruction and be free of worry for the rest of my life.
What are the thoughts of others who have been in this situation?