If you are having a double mastectomy, then radiation on just one side, will the skin on the radiated side shift slightly. ? And then, the scars wont match if you are having a double mastectomy??????? I have cancer on my right breast with lymph node involvement. I am having one breast removed for sure. They will do radiation from sternum to armpit on that side only. I will not be having any restorative surgery. THERFORE, i am interested in the scars on both left and right looking the same. I beleive I should also have the other breast removed because my breasts are dense and the risk increases.
My surgeon thinks I should wait a year before I have the optional second mastectomy on my left side.(no cancer there, a fibroadadenoma that is benign) She says that sometimes the skin on the radiated side can shift somewhat and that if I wanted matching scars, to wait a year for the second' optional surgery on the left. BUT.......that means two major surgeries. does anyone have any experience in this matter?