Mastectomy - Causes

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Published: November 18

I had a double mastectomy do to cancer in my left breast. I did not want recon surgery done. I've heard too many bad stories on recon. It's been 4 months. I'm 68. I had gone for my yearly checkup and the mamo found something. The next thing I was having a double biopsy on my left breast. My husband was in NY at the time so I went through it all alone. I received a call from the nurse telling me I had stage 2 invasive breast cancer and gave me the names of two breast cancer surgeons to call. I was very blessed that I didn't have to have chemo or radiation do to the wonderful new Oncotype DX test which gave me a score of 13 out of 100 so I just have to take Tamoxifen for 5 years and see my Dr. every 3 months. I do still have pain around my chest like there are 10 ace bandaged on me. It beats going through Chemo and Radiation any day. I am so very blessed the Dr. got it all. God speed to anyone that is going through this nasty cancer..

Published: August 10

I have been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in my right breast. My mother died of breast cancer and my aunt (her sister) has had it also. .