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BRCA2 mutation, IDC and lumpectomy and sentinel node

I found out that I had IDC and then through genetic testing, found out I have the BRCA2 mutation. After research and multiple discussions with surgeon and oncologist, I have decided to have lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy at this time. Now waiting for pathology report and will do every 6 month surveillance.
Have others here with BRCA2 mutation decided on lumpectomy vs mastectomy?


  • ladyanglesey
    ladyanglesey Member Posts: 1

    Well done, tinacap77. My genetic testing hasn't come back yet. (The lab is backed up, so they told me it might take 4 weeks or just before my surgery. I'm Stage 1A, Grade 1, but I worry if my lymph nodes will be clear. That's really the main hold-up on whether I can have the short 5-day radiation.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 6,966

    Welcome, @ladyanglesey! We're sorry you find yourself here, but we're so glad you've joined out community and hope this place can be a source of support for you. Waiting for results can be so frustrating, especially when your treatment plans hinge on them! We hope the 4 weeks turns out to be much shorter, please keep us posted.

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  • cindylou416
    cindylou416 Member Posts: 24

    sounds exactly like my situation

    Just diagnosed last week, surgery next week w sentinal node biopsy

    They have tested me for brca results should be in next week

    My u/s biopsy showed 1cm

    Going to Boston for trestment


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    moderators Posts: 6,966

    @cindylou416 - Sorry for what brought you here, but glad you found us, welcome!

    It can be hard at first, but remember that knowledge is power, and learning about your diagnosis and planning your treatment will help you feel better. We would suggest you take a look at the following section, designed for those newly diagnosed: Just Diagnosed? Start Here

    Hope this helps! Let us know how things are going, we're thinking of you!

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