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I've got cancer and am having a mastectomy on monday. What can I expect?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Your life is saved

Congratulations on having the diagnosis made and your choosing the right option.
If the cancer was found in a timely way -- i.e., you found it on monthly self-exam or it was found on mammography -- you have an 80% or so chance of a true cure. In the old days, the disease was uniformly fatal. Be glad -- being alive is more valuable than anything you may have lost.

In brief: Your life is saved

Congratulations on having the diagnosis made and your choosing the right option.
If the cancer was found in a timely way -- i.e., you found it on monthly self-exam or it was found on mammography -- you have an 80% or so chance of a true cure. In the old days, the disease was uniformly fatal. Be glad -- being alive is more valuable than anything you may have lost.
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