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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Becky card swerdloff  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 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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