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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
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|5/28/2012||I was diagnosed with DCIS 6 Apr, surgeon recommended mastectomy because of gene mutation. Most of Apr was spent talking to plastic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist per surgeon's recommendation. Now is almost Jun and I still have not gotten a surgery date yet. Should I start making calls to surgeon office to push for a date?|
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|5/28/2012||it's time to get underway. these types of consultations and genetic testing results can take time. the good news is that this is stage 0 breast cancer. so call the surgeon and plastic surgeon's office, unless they share a operating room scheduler perhaps? and get a definitive date for the big day. given gene mutation i am assuming you are doing bilateral mastectomies with immediate reconstruction, or at least the first phase of the reconstruction.|
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