Betsy, I am so sorry that I am just now getting back to you! Wondering how your biopsy went or if you posted it somewhere else?
To answer your questions -
I had immediate resconstruction of silicone implants. I did not have the tissue expanders.
I went to one of the top oncologists in our area and found that I do not need to take Tamoxefen nor do I need chemo or radiation. Some do depending on what type of cancer, whether it has spread to lymph nodes etc.
No mammograms and that's why I chose the bi-lateral. Otherwise I would have been in there every 6 months checking the other one. My first 6 month visit is coming up soon. My surgeon said either he or someone (this will be my gynocologist) needs to do a good physical exam, feeling into collar bone and chest area.
They don't like to leave those abnormal cells in there regardless of what stage they're in now. My radiologist explained that there is A, B and C. -
A is abnormal, B is benign and C is cancerous. For everything but B, they like to do something.
Of course, everyone has their own and sometimes very different opinion. :)
Thinking of you!