I have invasive carcinoma in my left breast and the mass is pretty large, measuring 8cm x 5cm x 12cm. I am to be getting a mastectomy in a couple of weeks time. Thing is, although I'm not a particularly large lady, I have enormous boobs - 36H. I'm not going for reconstruction because I just don't want to, but I am terrified that I'm going to be left ridiculously lop sided, almost comedic. Cancer nurse assures me they can do me a prosthesis this size, but I'm thinking it will be heavy and massively uncomfortable. Does anyone else have a single prosthesis this size ??
I'd heard of women getting their 'good boob' reduced to make it less obvious, but apparently this can't be done at the same time as the mastectomy and is have to be referred to plastic surgery further down the line for this.
Any experiences much appreciated xx