I saw the Surgeon on January 2nd 2019 and she discussed with me my next step to fighting this cancer. Dr. Hoover and the rest of the treatment team recommend doing a mastectomy because I was not a candidate to save the breast. The tumor was still large and the chemo did not do much of a change to reduce it.
As she is telling me this, I felt so overwhelm ed and wanted to know if there is any other way to save the breast. I felt like I am still young at 51 and without having a breast would be devasting to me. I am very self-conscious with my body and going through this will destroy me and put me in a deep depression.