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I have stage2 invasive lobular carcinoma, going to get double masectomy w/nipple saving ...will they still have feeling in them? What is the survival rate?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Elaine Mills Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Survival rate is fantastic! Remember that through everything. Stage 2 survival rates are FANTASTIC. It is still scary, and you are still allowed to cry. Making it there is not without sacrifice. Although you might have feelings left in your nipples, it is doubtful. They saved both of mine initially, but one didn't make it through the recovery very well and died quickly. We found later it was because it had cancerous cells. I chose to have both removed at that point. Didn't want to take a chance on having to go through this all over again. May you be surrounded with people who love you and can protect you and take care of you and your emotions through this terrible time. I am here for you, too, if you need me. Seems like sometimes there is never enough support ALL the time, so remember that,.
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    • Traciann brundage Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I agree with never being enough support

      over 7 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      I am six weeks post surgery and I do not have sensation, so not sure when or if that returns. I have regained feeling in my armpit and side of breast on the left side and a little on the right, but not the nipple area at all. Blessings!

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I told my surgeon if I didn't have sensation in the nipple or he had to take all the areola, do the mastectomy but he assured me with the location of my tumor that he could safely remove the tumor and get good margins around the site. He was successful but I would never have made a choice of lumpectomy or partial mastectomy for me that might leave something I might later regret. Not to be indelicate or crass, sensation was more important to me than appearance, but life trumped it all. It's a heartbreaking choice to carve away your femininity, but your loved ones will cherish you regardless your choice. God's speed. Jo:-D
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  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The chances of your nipples having feeling is Better the smaller your breasts are . Your survival rate is fantastic . So stay calm and breath
    over 7 years Comment Flag
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