I was recently diagnosed with ILC STAGE 1. I have a 7-8 mm mass that can be seen in the ultrasound. I’m still going for tests (have an MRI today) to see what decision I need to make and to see if the cancer is showing in more of the tissue. I’ve had 3 surgeries on my breast before (all benign) so I’m really leaning towards a mastectomy but I fear this because I have heard I will not have any feeling in my breast or nipple (of the nipple can be spared). Is… read more
Juls are yours under the muscle? I only know one person that had a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy with implants she’s my best friend. Hers look exactly like her old boobs.
I had double mastectomy 4 years ago and have had 3 reconstructions/revisions since. Last one was yesterday. I have regained some feeling in my breasts slowly, but not the entire breast. Not even close to what is was but at least something. I had skin sparing but not nipples. Worth it to me though to not be constantly worried about reoccurring in my breasts. Also, hopefully this is somewhat coherent as I am on painkillers right now and less than 24 hours out from the revision.
Doris I think everyone has that fear. Once you realize cancer is there you just want it out and get on with treatment to kill any strays that got away. But the cancer in Your breast has probably my been growing for a while. You just didn’t know before it was there. So try to relax. It’s not going anywhere quickly. I was diagnosed in June. Had my surgery aug. 20th. I didn’t start chemo till the end of September.
Yesterday I called my Dr to inform him I decided to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction. I’ve had so much time waiting on test results that I was able to research and make a clear minded decision. They are just titles. Lol. I Keep telling myself.
I had a 6.9 cm Mass in left breast and after MRI a mass in my right breast. I chose double mastectomy although after surgery...the right mass was benign. I chose to stay flat with no reconstruction. I have feeling in my right side of chest but still numb on left side where cancer mass was.
Praying that you will have wisdom of best choice for you.