Hi, I have breast cancer in left breast. I have had 6 months of chemo and am due to have a mastectomy and lymph node removal in 6 weeks time and will probably need to follow up with radiation, my tumour is 7 cm so they want to be sure to get all cancer cells. my question is I'm a double D cup and would like a double mastectomy as I want reconstruction later on when cancer is gone. My doctor said a double will not lower risk of cancer developing in other breast so she would not recommend double mastectomy. I am in public health hospital, but looking at getting private health for the future. i feel strongly that I want to have matching breasts when reconstructed I want to deal with the cancer first but 1 year after would like reconstruction and other breast removed. Anyone else been able to have bilateral mastectomy when cancer is in one breast only.
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