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I'm 26 and I have been diagnosed with stage 2. Do I need a mastectomy??

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 9 years
  • Tiffani Warila Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am 29 and based on the Size of the lump during ultrasound am borderline stage 1-2. I am doing 8 rounds of chemo before surgery in hopes of shrinking the tumor. Then only a lumpectomy will be needed. There are many different factors to consider though. Genetic testing to see if you are brca1 or brca2 positive, if there is more than one tumor, etc. Your doctor would be able to tell you if chemo first would be a good option for you. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me. I am more than willing to to help!
    almost 9 years Comment Flag
  • Joan Rosov Profile
    Stage 3A Patient
    I have had breast cancer twice. Both times I had genetic testing The results really helped in the decision process.
    over 8 years Comment Flag
  • Marie Durham Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hello I also have stage 2 breast cancer and am going into surgery on friday to remove left breast. Tumor has grown and is massive . I was doing chemo before surgery and will continue after surgery. As for your question I would talk with your dr. Wish you all the best.
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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