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Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
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3/7/2018I am recently diagnosed with invasion ductal carcinoma grade 1 low grade 1.3cm at my left breast at 11 oclock estrogen + progestron + hetr - . My question is which route should I go mastectomy or lumpectomy? If masoctomy ahall I take both sixe or just one side? I am not gene mutant Its completely okay with me to lose my breast but my sergeon said if I removed both side my operation will past 4 hours. I am so nervous and can decied which option please help!!
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3/8/2018This is a personal decision for every woman. Clinically speaking, having a lumpectomy with radiation provides the same survival rate as having a mastectomy. Many women do not want to lose their whole breast and will opt for lumpectomy. Others may believe that removing the breast will give them peace of mind that the cancer will not come back, however, there is still a small risk of recurrence even with a mastectomy because 100% of the tissue cannot be removed. Good luck with your decision, I know it isn't easy.

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