What were the important factors for you in deciding to have a bilateral mastectomy? Did you consider a lumpectomy?

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member3586 (Survivor (2 - 5 years)) - 03 / 19 / 2012

I honestly never considered a lumpectomy. I wanted to be as aggressive as possible and leave no breast tissue behind. I was young and had a fairly large tumor and lymph node involvement so I felt like that was the best choice for me.
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