I was in like a panic from the minute I was told I had to have a mastectomy, I believed it, wanted to get it over with and get on with my life. When I finally saw the surgeon, he never said anything about a mastectomy. I Was told to come back to the office on Monday and I wanted to know then do I pack a bag and am I going right to the hospital, or do I have to come back here? So now its been twelve days since I was told I had to have a mastectomy and it was confirmed that both tests were positive. It was not only in the breast, there was a ductal cancer all over the breast, and it was also in the lymph nodes.