loading... close

Does double mastectomy mean removing both breasts? My grandmother just got diagnose with breast cancer again. She's now had it in both breasts so it makes sense, but I'm only fourteen so I'm lost.

Thumb avatar default
Asked by

anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Yes double mastectomy does mean removal of both breasts. I had a double mastectomy march 14 th 2010. I was 49. It is very confusing and scary. I tried to keep in mind my breasts were not something I needed to keep alive, but if they were not removed that would be a likely possibility. So the decesion was not difficult for me. Each person's situation is different, I had chemo before mastectomy, the mastectomy and then more chemo. I was in the hospital for the mastectomy for 7 days. I went home with 4 drains in. I got the drains taken out 2weeks after surg. I returned to work on the 4th or 5th week after surg. I healed well. I had to do some self physical therapy to get my right arm back to normal from where they took out some lymph nodes. I now have complete use of both arms with no swelling. You and/or your grandmother need to consult with her Ono team. Your local cancer center treatment center is a good resource to get in formation. The Internet is ok, but some times it can scare a person. As mentioned above it will be a great help and comfort for her if you are there to support her. Good luck and wish you both well and speedy recovery.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    Double mastectomy is the removal of both breasts. I hope you will talk to your grandmother and give her lots of encouragement. Prayers for her recovery!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you both so much:)
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hello every one. I'm Christina Brayn. I'm from US-Dallas. I'm am so excited am a Complete woman Again, I Was Infected With Herpes virus since 3 Years now I am devastated and am finding it hard to cope i was emotionally down I Have Been Seriously Praying To God And Searching For Cure.So as I was browsing through the Internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr. IyaryI can help cure any type of virus like Herpes, Hiv/Aids cancer and Asthma…e.t.c And I Contacted Him, He Sent Me A Medicine And Directed Me On How I Will Take The Medicine For 21 Days, I Did So And Went For A Test And My Result Came Out As Negative. I Am So Happy, I Shared Tears Of Happiness And I Have Taken It Upon My Self To Always Testify About How God Used Dr. IyaryI To Solve My Problem. I Am A Clean woman Now, Without Any Virus If You Are Infected With Any Disease Like HIV AIDS, CANCER ,HERPES Or Any Other Disease You Can Also Be Happy Like Me By Contacting Dr. Iyaryi Through His Email driayaryi2012@hotmail.com And also Reach him on WhatsApp Number: +2349057915709 Thanks Dr. Iyaryi driayaryi2012@hotmail.com
    about 2 years Comment Flag

Educational Video

Personal Story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic?
Use the search box in the top right.

Footer 1

An Early Detection Plan (EDP) significantly increases the chances of surviving breast cancer.

spread the word