I called, emailed, and researched as much as I could. I was connected with women who breastfed and who didn't breastfeed. I got the names of surgeons, I learned a whole new vocabulary.
I set up two appointments with surgeons. Figuring I would appreciate two points of views on things and knowing that this might be a unique situation. I also learned that a Sentinel Node Biopsy (SNB) might be a good thing to have done.
It took a week to see the surgeons, and after settling on the second one, another five weeks to the surgery. He would perform a radial incision (to best preserve my lactating breast), attempt to get a minimum of a one centimeter of clean margin (outside the cancer), and perform a Sentinel Node Biopsy. When I also requested to remain conscious for the surgery, he sounded willing if my anesthesiologist friend was also willing and able.