I am 30 years old and 2 weeks ago I diagnosed with invasive duct breast cancer after having a positive result from a lumpectomy which consultant was almost certain it was not cancer, since then have had another biopsy on same breast which has also came back positive. Also MRI which has shown a 4x4 cm lesion in same breast and 2 small lesions in other breast. Before surgery I have just been sent to have ultrasound biopsy’s following MRI results, however radiographer was quite dismissive and said the 2 lesions are too small to pick up on ultrasound and therefore to leave that breast and wait and see what happens!! I have already told the consultant I would prefer double mastectomy but they are reluctant to (even though they know I have suspicious lesions!) also waiting to find out if it has spread to my lymph nodes and results of genetic testing.
I am opting to have reconstruction at the same time and struggling to come to terms with all of this, what have been people’s experience of reconstruction from Tummy? Recovery ? Pain? Appearance ?