Paget’s disease

Hi I had a tumour and lymph node remove in July 2017 followed by radiotherapy. I’ve now been diagnosed with Paget’s disease and need a mastectomy. I had appointment with plastic surgeon on Thursday who said he would reconstruct my new boob from my tummy, I can’t have an implant because of radiotherapy, So I get a tummy tuck too! Wey hey! My breast nurse phoned me the following day and I was quite upbeat about it, I think it’s my way of coping, but she bought me down to earth, saying as long as you’re prepared for two lots of pain, but surely it’ll be painful wherever I have skin taken from? Now I’m doubting my decision?? 


Hi Anniebannie63,

It sounds like you’ve had some good opportunities to talk through the procedure with your breast care team, but if it would be helpful you are also very welcome to speak to our own breast care nurses about your concerns before your next appointment.

You can reach them on 0808 800 6000.

Take care, Becca at Breast Cancer Care.