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A double mastectomy

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

When mastectomy is the only option, the question becomes: do you remove one or both breasts? In my case, a double mastectomy or DMX was the course of action that made me most comfortable. Fortunately, my surgeon agreed.


Here are some resources that helped me navigate this choice.



Ontario Surgical Guidance

Patient Opinions on Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Patient-Driven Discussion in Need of Tuning

Prophylactic Mastectomy

Sentinel Node Mapping

Risks of Lymphedema

Lymphatic Network

Patient-centred Care



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