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Will it increase my chances for breast cancer coming back if i have a lumpectomy or will it decrease if i have mastectomy?

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Étude du cancer du sein plus de 6 ans
 
  • Becky card swerdloff  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    it will not decrease or increase your cancer from what I have read, cancer cells float around everywhere and if you get mastectomy and new ones, they will have to remove everything when if it comes back. My theory is keep what you have until you have to really let go
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  • Becky card swerdloff  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    there is no right answer. Some women take the brac test and have their breast removed in fear of getting cancer. Unfortunately, I learned that even if you have your breasts removed you can get breast cancer. Remember cancer is in each one of us. Whether hormones, change of llfe body changes, food, plastic, stress can trigger cancer. If there are cancer cells floating on your chest bone, you will still get breast cancer. Some suggest a super diet, less stress, prayer and hormone regulation will help. I was told by Dr. Cox in tampa that my type of lumpectomy breast cancer should not reoccur for at least 10 years. I am not taking any tamoxifin or other cancer preventative drugs. If I have 10 years left, I want to be drug free.
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    • misty wilbanks Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      So your dr thinks your cancer will come back?

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    • Court Simas Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I'm also curious - is that what your doctor was stating?

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    • Pat Rivers Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Hello Becky, I like your comment that you want to be drug free. Ten years is a very good time!!

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    • Becky card swerdloff  Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2009

      yes court, Dr. Cox said statistically I could probably be cancer free for 10 years.

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    • Carla Harvey Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since

      Hello Becky, I read your story and pray all is well. But I didnt understand if you did or did not do the lumpectomy. And how can your doctor know it will be ten years before your tumor comes back.

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    • Janet Stitt Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Misty, I was diagnosed with DCIS 3/2015. I had a lumpectomy with clean margins. I did not take the estrogen suppression drugs because of side effects. I had mammo, ultrasound, every six months. All was good until 8/2016. MRI showed 2 masses. ...

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      Misty, I was diagnosed with DCIS 3/2015. I had a lumpectomy with clean margins. I did not take the estrogen suppression drugs because of side effects. I had mammo, ultrasound, every six months. All was good until 8/2016. MRI showed 2 masses. Biopsy was malignant. Had bilateral mastectomy in September. Nodes negative. I also started immediate reconstruction. Everything is done, and I feel great. Whatever you decide, ask your surgeon if the tissue can be sent off for an Oncotype DX. It will examine your tumor and determine if Chemo is helpful. Good luck.

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    • Darlene Spivey Profile
      anonymous
      stage_0 Patient

      Hello Janet Stitt,
      When you had your lumpectomy for DCIS 3/3015, did you follow up with radiation?
      I see where you didn't want to take the estrogen suppression drugs due to side effects.

      Did you have a MRI of your breast when diagnosed...

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      Hello Janet Stitt,
      When you had your lumpectomy for DCIS 3/3015, did you follow up with radiation?
      I see where you didn't want to take the estrogen suppression drugs due to side effects.

      Did you have a MRI of your breast when diagnosed 3/2015?

      I have been recently diagnosed with DCIS...from a mammogram...it showed a small cluster of loose microcalcifications.

      I did have a bilateral MRI, which was clear.

      My surgeon is suggesting a lumpectomy and follow up with radiation.

      Any thoughts, please!

      I'm still wondering if I should just have a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery at the same time!

      Thanks

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    • Janet Stitt Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Hi Darlene,
      No, I did not have radiation. It was not recommended. The microcalcifications were discovered with routine mammogram, they then did an ultrasound, then an MRI. A biopsy was done and and lumpectomy was advised. Every 6 months I...

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      Hi Darlene,
      No, I did not have radiation. It was not recommended. The microcalcifications were discovered with routine mammogram, they then did an ultrasound, then an MRI. A biopsy was done and and lumpectomy was advised. Every 6 months I had a mammogram, and Ultrasound and follow up with my breast surgeon. The two lumps were found on the third follow up, but I knew something was not right before that. I could not feel anything, and I had no pain, but I was having a feeling of fullness. My surgeon then added another MRI to my routine Mammogram and ultrasound. Another biopsy and Invasive cancer was found. It was decided then to do a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I still see my surgeon every 6 months and did have a baseline MRI after the final implants were placed. My surgeon sent my breast tissue off for a Onco type Dx evaluation and my score was only 9. No chemo and no radiation since they took everything. I did not have any lymph node involvement. Everything I did was well discussed with my breast surgeon, and primary care doc. I spent hours every day reading all I could find before making decision. I would have had radiation if that was advised, and I would not have had a bilateral mastectomy as my first choice for DCIS. The lumpectomy was not a big deal, and like I said, not much of a change in breast shape. Another consideration will be insurance coverage. Insurance paid for my mastectomy and reconstruction because it was a second diagnosis. I don't regret the lumpectomy. Why go thru mastectomy if it is not necessary? You have to do what is right for you and your family. Talk to your surgeon, get a second opinion, and then make your decision. Treatment has to move along, but you have time for another opinion. It may help clarify your situation. I hope this helps. Good luck with everything. It will be ok. Everyone on this site has been where you are now.
      Janet

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    • Darlene Spivey Profile
      anonymous
      stage_0 Patient

      Thanks Janet, for your quick reply!!!

      I appreciate it very much!!!

      It was very helpful!!!

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    • Janet Stitt Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Darlene, you are very welcome. Good luck.

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  • Becky card swerdloff  Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2009
    No one knows when cancer will come or come back to anyone. I have met thin vegetarian people with stage 4 cancers, Heavy obese smoking people that survive for years of cancer so there are no rules to cancer. No perfect lifestyle, no removal of healthy breasts will prevent cancer. I do know from reading side effects of tomoxifin and other of those type drugs that my lifestyle would change to include bloodtests, bone tests, muscle fatique, bone loss etc. Statistically I could only find 15% improvement in chances of cancer not coming back. I would only take drugs or chemo if my life was so threatened that this was the only path left. I now look at life as each day is a gift and I thank God for the extra day and spend it wisely because I am not getting that day back.
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  • sandy glisman Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My breast surgeon gave me a choice because of my type of cancer. Could've done lumpectomy or mastectomy, and he kept saying the outcome, or chances of recurrence were exactly the same statistically. Hope i helped!!!
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  • JANICE REMUS Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was told lumpectomy 10% chance reoccurs, mastectomy 2% chance of recurrence, but I think a lot of all of this re-occurrence depends on the sentinel nodes and the ax lymph nodes and clear ax are very important.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I want to use this medium to share my testimony to the public, hopefully to safe life also, Am Brandi Harri, I was diagnosed of Breast Cancer Three years ago, when i had my last baby, my world came crashing down when my Doctor told me that nothing could be done to save me after fighting this deadly disease with Chemo And Radiation for Two Years but i refused to sit back and wait until the day it finally decides to take my life so i went in search of help which i found in the hands of Priest Babaka through his Cannabis oil/Herb Soap Supplement. God use him to bring life back to me and gave my life a meaning again,am alive now all because of him, sir God will continue to Bless you and your family for this good work and word of truth..If you have any issue of CANCER don't hestitate to contact him with this email : babaka.wolf@gmail.com
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  • Bev Warn Profile
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    stage_2b 病人
    there is not always an absolute 100% correct answer. I had a mastectomy only 5 days ago and as the nodes were suspicious, instead of just taking the sentinel to biopsy, they took all of level one and two nodes (you have three levels in the armpit). From what my surgeon, and a second opinion also told me, was that if I had a lumpectomy, I would need to attend daily for 6 weeks for radiation, or I could have the mastectomy and the outcome would be much the same. As mine was grade 3, so the highest in terms of actual aggression, and as i am a paraplegic so mobility is a problem, we opted for the mastectomy to avoid having to travel every day for 6 weeks.
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