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everyone on this site will tell you waiting is the worst part of this whole journey!!...once your treatment starts, the anxiety gets easier...more info on why they want to do a mastectomy vs a lumpectomy might alleviate some of those fears..most mastectomies today are only done if the tumor(s) are too big, you carry the BRCA gene, or you are negative receptor (mastectomy lowers your chance of recurrence in these cases)...make sure you get enough info so you can make the best informed decision possible...don't be afraid to ask more questions...this is your life and you deserve to know all the facts!...it's normal to consider family, work, etc, but right now, you need to concentrate all your energy and thoughts on your treatment and recovery!!...just take it one day at a time...we all survived cancer treatment and you will too!!