I didn't get any notifications for this thread subscription until last night so I didn't see this until now. So sorry to hear the news. By now, you've probably figured out what you're going to do about surgery or more likely had the surgery already Hope you are doing well. I second the importance of regular mammograms. I get mine religiously every April (will be 50 years old next month.) My sister went for her baseline mammogram in 2003 when she turned 40 and they found breast cancer in the early stages at that point. She had her breast taken off and then a few months of grueling chemo. She was bald for my wedding (with a wig of course) but she was there just a few months after surgery. Then due to the high risk of getting the same cancer in her remaining breast, she had that one removed too. It will be 5 years ago this Fall that she had the initial surgery. No cancer since then so we keep praying the cancer stays away. They found yours early so you have a good chance of a positive outcome. Mammograms are SO important for that early detection.