Paula shares what provoked her preventative breast cancer actions.
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Breast Cancer Preventative Action - Paula's Story Actually, the medical profession. I went to a very good breast surgeon who said that the risk is there because of the BRCA1 genetic mutation, and my oncologist/ gynecologist also recommended it. It’s a hard decision to make, but you want to give yourself every chance of survival that you can. I would say that making the decision, once I finally made it was okay, but having done it, I don’t know if I would have done the reconstruction because it is still uncomfortable, and this is two years later. And the initial, right after the first surgery to put in the stretchers and stuff, that was really painful, and you walk around with these drains hanging out. And then when you have the implant put in, the permanent implant which is silicone, they are just not comfortable. I mean, I can sit here and tell you that I am really not comfortable. I am used to it, but it’s not comfortable, and sometimes I get, if I lay the wrong way or something like that, it feels hard. They are soft, but yet it feels, it’s just not comfortable.