I was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time and was told that it was another form of aggressive cancer but different from The previous breast cancer I had in the other breast which I had been told was an agressive cancer also.
I was told at the time it was unusual for this to happen but when I asked about having a mastectomy my surgeon advised me to wait and see what they found when they did The surgery. One of the reason the surgeon gave for not doing the mastectomy was I was too young!!!!
After the surgery I was advised to go and have the genetic tests, which I did have and the genetic team advised me that my cancer would most likely return and that I should consider having a mastectomy to reduce the risk.
I went and saw a new breast surgeon who basically told me that I didn’t really have a choice and that I should consider having a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery if I wanted to have it!
I have now had a mastectomy of one of my breasts and have commenced the reconstruction procedure, and will have the mastectomy and reconstruction surgery on the other breast in the near future.
I am finding the recovery time hard going and and wonder if this is normal?