Third Nipple and additional cancer risk
Hi, I had a bilateral mastectomy on Dec 3rd for DCIS stage 2 in right breast. The breast surgeon opted for lumpectomy and radiation but I researched and decided on a double with recon. It proved to be an excellent choice because the left "unwanted" breast had LCIS filling all four quadrants.
Here's the thing. I also have a third nipple. The plastic surgeon was supposed to remove it at the time of the bilateral but "got distracted near the end of the surgery and just forgot". He says he can just remove it when we finish expansion and put in the implants. This could be months from now. I feel like I have done all of this and am now still at a higher risk. Should I get this removed now? Has anyone with a third nipple ever had cancer in it? What are the cancer risks for a 3rd nipple if DCIS and LCIS have already been found? I can't seem to get this one thing out of my mind.
Thanks in advance.