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2 operations, 3 lumpectomies what next?

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kitten_mad
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Re: 2 operations, 3 lumpectomies what next?

I would opt for a Mx too - scary I know -but last week I had a change of operation at 30 mins notice before going into theatre. Deep down I knew it would happen and it was for the best. The relief and being pain free (apart from surgery pain obviously) was immense. However, I could not have coped if they hadn;t done immediate reconstruction and would have hated to have had one flat side. It is really not as bad as I thought it would be as it will look much the same when completed. You really don't want to keep  going through endless operations, hoping for clear margins. The endless worry is horrible and it will be a weight off your mind. Hopefully you will have come to a decision by now with help from your surgeon. Good luck with whatever happens

K M x

chillipink
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Re: 2 operations, 3 lumpectomies what next?

Hi im recovering at home after diep .I too have had 2lumpectomies.surgeon removed 2lumps and dcis on the first one but didn't have clear margin.on second lumpectomy another invasive lump was found lurking in between dcis.but again dcis iwas lurking in there.my surgeon then decided 2lumpectomies was enough as my breast was playing tricks.I feel reassured now the breast has been reconstructed and it's given me more piece of mind the fact that it's off and nothing lurking in there.after 2lumpectomies my breast was significantly smaller than the remaining.one .I didn't think 3lumpectomies thought 2was the max.
Katebil
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Re: 2 operations, 3 lumpectomies what next?

Whoopsa-daisy

By the time you see this I assume you will have seen the experts and have some decisions. Before surgery they thought I had 2 tumours and the surgeon debated doing multiple lumpectomys but after further consideration he decided the remaining breast tissue would not be aesthetically pleasing so did mx, best decision ever I believe as on testing the removed breast they found another tumour which hadn't been picked up on the MRI. If I were you I would be pushing for mx, I am 6 months down the line and feel very pleased with the decision made even though at the time it felt horrendous but I know the tumours are no longer there.

Hope you got some good answers and next steps at the appointment
Kate
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2 operations, 3 lumpectomies what next?

Tomorrow I am going  to London to the breast surgery clinic to find out what the experts have  to offer after two operations, 3 lumpectomies for DCIS (high grade) in two places, one area has completely gone but the other is still there, as they have failed to remove it on both occasions . The mammograms show it is still there. Has anyone else had this happen to them? What would their advice be?   This has been going on for the last eight months.