Jan 2, 2019 04:28PM dakrock wrote:
You've come to the right place. Lots of information on these forums. I was diagnosed with ILC end of December 2017. I also had a lump in the same breast which was pretty large. Doctor put me on Letrozole immediately after biopsy came back with Invasive ILC. I did not have surgery until February 23, 2018. He wanted to shrink the lump and let the letrozole do its job before surgery. I had two choices: and they were Lumpectomy with 26 weeks of radiation and letrozole for 10 years, or mastectomy with no radiation and letrozole for 7 years. He worried the radiation would do harm to my chest area and possibly my heart so his advice was mastectomy was safest way to go. I did the mastectomy and had immediate reconstruction. It will be one year in February 23, 2019. I don't think you ever stop worrying. Four months after the mastectomy I developed a melanoma on my face which had to be removed by a plastic surgeon, not once but twice because the margins were not clear enough. I see a gene doctor to see if there is any connection between the breast cancer and the melanoma. They said rare but it can happen. Geez I want to stop thinking about all this. You will find many good places of information on these forums. Good luck with your decisions. Never hurts to get a second opinion if you are more comfortable with that.