I want double mastectomy, but the doctor refuses!

Hi, I have just being disgnosed with BC (I do not have all teh details yet) and this is my second time. The first one was 15 years ago, when I was 32 (DCIS). I had lumpectomy then. I read a lot about it and in cases like mine, it was normal to have a double mastectomy if there was a second occurrence a few years later.


However, my doctor is not going for it, and I wonder why? Do any of you have similar experiences?

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