UPDATE: Lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy carried out a week ago. Recovery unremarkable apart from a rash and feeling of irritation in arm pit, which I assume is nerves? Wondered how long after healing the radiotherapy and tamoxifen begins?
Hi, I wondered if I can opt for mastectomy and reconstruction if option not initially given, also can I ask for ' healthy breast to be removed and reconstructed??
Initial option is lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. I await MRI then I'm guessing this will be finalised? It is early stage which is positive. I think I just would like to irradicate any further problems.
I'm thinking ahead I know, that's why I'd appreciate any advice.
Ive been told I need my other Brest investigated as a lump showed on MRI. This may be from old cyst excision but will see after further ultrasound and possible biopsies.
The consultant flatly talked me down from total removal and reconstruction and this of course was not what I'd hoped to hear. With a date for lumpectomy of original cancer and possiblity of another, I'm at a loss? There's not much time for getting this right. Do I need to engage with Breast nurses on my thoughts or just be told what I can I can't