Hi Patti! Gosh, I am sorry that you are having to face this again. But I am thankful that your dr is on top of things. It sounds as though you are going to have some big decisions to make over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, you will be able to talk to your dr and see what he/she recommends. As Candy and the others have said, do as much research as you can. Write down all of the questions that you have and take them w/ you to your dr appt. Knowledge is power! Personally, I would not hesitate to have the mastectomy. Whatever it takes to get rid of the cancer and allow me to live is what would be important to me. As for the pity party. Heck, if we all didn't have one, we wouldn't be normal. Come here anytime. We are here for you.