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Hi. I’m 29 yr old. BRCA1 positive. Stage 1a triple negative breast cancer about 3 weeks ago. Would like to know more about your journey and experience regarding mastectomy if you’ve been through it; the mental preparation, the recovery time.

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Everyone's body handles surgery differently. I never had any pain with mine 5+ years ago. As to your hair some suggest cutting it off a little at a time. My friend went from waist length hair to her shoulders first, then her chin, before shaving the rest off and that comforted her. Mine was short to start with and when I asked my gal to shave the rest off after losing some with my first infusion she felt I wouldn't lose anymore than I already had but it was a nuisance so she took the rest off and one more time a month later then we let it grow back, took about 9 months for me to have enough hair back to get a decent hair cut and it was longer than what it was when I started and really curly. Everyone is different, just take a deep breath and try to relax and that will help your body and mind heal.
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  • Jody F. Profile
    anonymous
    stage_3a Patient
    I also cut my hair to my shoulders because I had long hair. When it started coming out in little clumps, my hairdresser shaved it. That was a tough day for me. My mastectomy wasn’t as bad as I thought. I didn’t get reconstruction. I was sad and scared to look at my chest. It’s a hard transition, but I’m used to it now. The whole cancer process is hard , but just take one day at a time. Good luck .
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  • Cindy Wong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Also I’m about to go through chemo. Any advice? Beside keeping a positive mindset and healthy diet. My hair is really Long. I find it comforting thinking that chemo will help me fight cancer and get me well but I don’t know how I’ll really feel when I shave them off in about 2 weeks time (after my exams).
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    • Jody F. Profile
      anonymous
      stage_3a Patient

      Drink lots of water. Know in your head there is an end to the chemo. Mark days off in a calendar. Hair was hard for me too. I tried wigs but hated them. Eyelashes and eyebrows were harder. But it all grows back and it is the most exciting thing! ...

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      Drink lots of water. Know in your head there is an end to the chemo. Mark days off in a calendar. Hair was hard for me too. I tried wigs but hated them. Eyelashes and eyebrows were harder. But it all grows back and it is the most exciting thing! Hang in there.

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