If you were told you had to lose a breast to cancer, would you have them remove both to lessen the chances you would get it in the other one?
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Thank you for this information, it's things I hadn't thought about. Do you happen to know if they do reconstructive surgery and you start to lose weight will the new breast lose weight too?
They can do reconstructive surgery (then or later?). It can be made with your tissue (a muscle flap). But would the reconstruction make finding a cancer hard if it reoccurred in a few cells left behind? Lose weight, don't know what would happen.
2 things to consider; 1 wouldn't it be a good preventative from getting cancer in the other breast anyway & 2 could constructive surgery be done well enough to make it like it was?
I wouldn't bother with constructive surgery and getting cancer in my other breast would not worry me too much. My grandmother was in the same position and I agree with her choice.
Not to criticize anyone's comments, including mine. But seriously, please do not get your medical advice from HPs. If you have breast cancer (woman or man, yes man), please seek the advice of a breast cancer specialist for answers specific to you.
I agree with that.
I'm 45 and know I would have thought differently if I were younger too.
So did Christina Applegate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/10/... How is your friend doing with the emotional side?
She has great support from her husband. I think age helps, they are in their 50s and have been married for 30 years.