It's all very overwhelming at first, that's for sure! Once you have a plan in place, it should be a little better. I think the majority of gals now are able to have a lumpectomy, depending on the size, location and type of BC. I was given the choice, and my surgeon told me that if I had a mastectomy, it would not mean less chance of a recurrence.
Let us know how you're doing and if you have any questions.