Hi! I'm 25 years old. I just found this website. I have a long, sordid medical history, resuling from a genectic condition called Cowden's Syndrome. I have had thyroid cancer, brain tumor, and fibroadenomas in the breasts. I had some more funny looking bumps in the breasts pop up and from a ultrasound guided core biopsy they determined them to have "atypical cells, but benign" They removed them today. The doctor thinks that if they appear to have anyt cancer whatsoever I should have a bilateral masectomy with reconstrucion. I have a 50% risk of contracting breast cancer, the doctor said it's almost inevitable. My question is-do you think this would be an appropriate step? Is there any other options? And if I do have this done-what is the recovery time for this? I have already decided to go back to school in a few weeks (nursing school, go figure) and don't want to put that off. Granted, none of this may need to happen, he may tell me Friday that everything is fine. BUT I wanted to be as well researched on the subject as posible. Any comments, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks os much!
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