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When Should You Have Both Breast Removed

When Should You Have Both Breast Removed

When should you have both breasts removed if they are only telling you one needs to be removed. Is it a personal choice or should the doctor recommend both if you are worried the second one would also get cancer.

posted 12 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I only had the affected breast removed at first because the molecular breast imaging test showed the other was clear. It was my plastic surgeon who suggested taking the other one as well. He said I wouldn’t have to have mammograms and I wouldn’t have to worry about cancer developing there as well. I also had it done because then I looked more symmetrical. It’s entirely a personal choice but I would def ask your dr the chances of cancer developing there. Prayers and good wishes! 🙏💖💯

posted 8 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I would also ask your surgeon when you meet with them as well. As they see reoccurrence as well. Good luck. 🌺😊

posted 12 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Here is my two cents I had a double mastectomy, no reconstruction on 6/15/22. My surgeon suggested/recommended it...I had Atypical cells in my left breast and there was a slight chance a tiny cancer cell could be lurking. It was my choice and did not want to live my life worrying a tumor would develop. We knew the right needed to go since cancer was confirmed. I would weigh the risk/percentage of cancer showing up in your second breast, make sure you are comfortable with your decision and discuss your thoughts with your surgeon. It's your body advocate for it. Peace of mind is priceless. Hugs good luck. 💗

posted 12 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

You are very welcome, BarbaraLascowiczKatt! 💖

posted 8 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you Jean. I am going to ask the doctor on the next visit

posted 8 days ago
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