For me I would rather lose and reconstruct my breast than lose my hair. Losing my hair in chemo for me would be the worst, it's something I couldn't personally come to terms with. I know it sounds vain but for us women vanity and how we feel as a woman is a massive part of the decisions we make
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Today I found out I have breast cancer. Stage 2. Lymph nodes were clear on ultra sound. Need mammogram still. Awaiting results of receptors to find out if hormonal or not receptive. I am on the pill so this is obviously important. Told would have lumpectomy plus nearest two Lymph nodes taken for analysis. Then radiotherapy. Was also told might be offered chemo if the receptors are receptive to hormones too but for me chemo is the big no no. If I need any preventative care I would rather double mastectomy wiyh reconstruction to completely eliminate any risk at all. I am only 36. I have a family history of mum, aunt, and mum's dad's sister with breast cancer. Plus mum's brother with testicle. Would anyone feel the same as me and not want chemo but prefer mastectomy? For me, chemo comes with being unwell and losing hair which mentally for me losing that would really change me as a person and feel so un womanly and would still have the risk of a second bout of cancer as I am only 36.
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