First cancer - age 33, infiltrating ductal, triple negative, 1 positive lymph node. Treated with lumpectomy/axillary node dissection, chemotherapy and radiation.
Second cancer - age 42, infiltrating ductal, est/proj positive, HER2 negative.
Mastectomy (possible double) recommended for obvious reasons but I am paralyzed at making such a huge decision. I am also not excited about my reconstruction options as I am not a candidate for a tram flap, must go with implants.
Would it be foolish to consider a second lumpectomy followed by chemo? Since breast cancer is such a high profile disease with much research and advances taking place I keep thinking that maybe in a few years there would be better treatment methods rendering a mastectomy unnecessary. A mastectomy is forever and I just don't know what to do.....