I am new to all of this, so please bare with me with the lack of technical terms!
I am 29 years old and was diagnosed with early invasive ductual breast cancer on the 3rd December. I was very lucky to have had surgery on the 22nd Dec to remove the 12mm tumour. However after receiving my results yesterday, (lymph nodes clear) they told me it was bigger than expected - 33mm. They managed to get a big clear margin around most of the tumour, but as it was growing towards my nipple, they couldn’t get enough margin on a small section of it. They told me that they would have to do another op to get more margin which would unfortunately be Removing my whole nipple. I am fine with this however worried about what happens if they find cancer cells in the nipple itself? They said that they found some pre cancer cells in the small margin that they got from that part, but I suppose this is to be expected since it was right near the tumour ?
Has anybody been through a similar experience ?