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Topic: What do you wish you had asked?

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2018 06:17PM

JustBE wrote:


I was diagnosed July 25 and we see the surgeon on Monday to discuss options. I have a list of questions to ask but I'm curious if anyone has any questions that you wished you had asked during yourfirst visit with your surgeon but didn't realize until after? Thanks so much. <3

Dx 7/25/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 10, 2018 01:36AM Meow13 wrote:

I wish I could have pressed for immediate DIEP with mastectomy instead of waiting 4 months. It was the lowest point in my life.

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Aug 10, 2018 02:59AM JaBoo wrote:

I wish I had pressed for mastectomy harder. The BS talked me out of it with the usuall arguments (that are quite all right, of course), but then he was unable to achieve clear margins. So I wish Ihad listened more to my gut than the BS's reasoning

dx at 38 Dx 5/22/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/14/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 6/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/16/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 7/16/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/13/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 1/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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