Mar 13, 2018 10:47AM Runrcrb wrote:
There is more information you should ask for - onco type testing (I think that’s the right phrase) can tell you about the likelihood of recurrence based on your specific tumor characteristics.
Quiz your breast surgeon about more lumpectomy vs mastectomy and don’t stop till you understand his or her thoughts. And if dr won’t answer your concerns find a new surgeon.
Talk to a medical oncologist re chemo or AI treatments
Talk to a radiation oncologist re radiation.
Talk to a plastic surgeon about reconstruction options.
I know it’s a pain to see all these people but you need information before you can make decisions
I was diagnosed in late June and knew by mid July that i needed a mastectomy. It was another 3 weeks before I’d decided my surgical plan.