I asked others about lumpectomy

I had to do some quick research on lumpectomy versus mastectomy and the long-term survival. And because I went to the support group at the hospital, I was able to meet a woman there who had a lumpectomy five years ago. I spent a lot of time with her discussing her decision, why she made it, where she went to have her surgery. And of course, then I delved really deep and met another one of the doctor's patients and we had some long, long talks. Before I had my surgery, I met her. I wanted to meet her because I wanted to see what her surgery looked like. I wanted to know what I was going to look life after I had surgery. She helped tell me what you go through. I was real happy with the decision I made and knew I was in good hands, and that's very, very important.

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