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Pitbulls
7 months ago

Scared

Just diagnosed and if fortunately is a word in this... it's Stage II and has not metastasized.

Procedure: Breast Reconstruction
Location: Isanti, MN

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Pitbulls

I was confident in my decision for a total mastectomy at the age of 66, but the more I see in pictures, not confident at all anymore.

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Samir Shureih
ASPS Surgeon

Never lose hope or your faith. There are many options and treatments for breast cancer patients.

Your breast surgeon, Oncologist and plastic surgeon would give you their best . You are early in the diagnosis and long term survival is very good.

Also find a support group of women with same diagnosis who also would help through the difficult times.

I do not know who " pibulls" is who answered your concerns but sounds like not a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Your doctors will be honest, and explain everything in details to you based on medical facts.

Never loose hope and faith. Our Prayers and best wishes.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

It is normal to be scared but the more you find out about the problem the less scared you will be. Your long term survival with the proper treatment should be very good. Your breast surgeon, plastic surgeon and oncologist will explain all of this to you in person. HAVE FAITH, YOU WILL BE OK. The pitbull answer does not make any sense, not from a board certified plastic surgeon and probably from a hacker.

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