May 26th, 2015, I received my routine mammogram results with the diagnosis of DCIS. After the biopsy, I was told that if I had to have breast cancer, that’s the one to have.
Due to my extensive family history of breast cancer; my mom died of age 36, my sister was diagnosed with a bilateral mass at age 45, and my other sister was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 50. I was 59 years old when I received my news. I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy. My body rejected the implants one by one. My breasts were open gaps of oozing yuck. I had to go in for separate operations to get the scar tissue cut out, and then I started the process again. 2 years and a $7,500 deductible later, I’m doing well. Praise God.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
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