Although I have been trying not to go online or compare notes too much, I am very grateful to have found this forum!
I am 40 years old and was recently diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade 2, IDC and due to there being additional cancerous cells around the original lump, will be having a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. During my MRI they found what they described as 'activity' in both breasts and although there is no medical evidence of cancer in my other breast, I am feeling very anxious about sitting here in the same position in a year's time with breast number 2! My consultant hasn't recommended that I have both breasts removed, but with 2 young children, I am keen to do as much as I can to limit reoccurance. I know nothing is guaranteed, but I guess I also want it all done together.
I've love to hear experiences of anyone else who went against the consultant wishes and opted for double, and what your experience has been.