whtat happens next?

I’ve just been diagnosed with DCIS after 2 years of not knowing what the lump was. It has grown from v. small to 6cms. The lab still didn’t have the results when I went for my appointment and tomorrow Dh and I are going to see the surgeon to talk about what comes next. I’m quite frightened and do not really know what to expect. I’m 41. The surgeon also said I have papilloma which he hasn’t seen before with DCIS. They will be discussing my case next week.

We are moving house and were going to be leaving the country, so in theory I could be treated anywhere in the EU. I don’t know whether we are still going to be able to go. Our house is already rented and we can’t afford to stay in it anyway. God what a mess.

Dear jellybean

Welcome to the forums, I am sorry to read that you are having such a difficult time at the moment and would like to just let you know that you are welcome to contact our freephone confidential helpline on 0808 800 6000 for support, a ‘listening ear’ and information from our team of specialist nurses. The helpline is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.
I have also added a link to a publication on papilloma that you may find of interest, breastcancercare.org.uk/content.php?page_id=425

Kind regards
Sam
Moderator
Breast Cancer Care

Hi Jellybean,

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, and especially it coming after two years and at such a time. Ok, the timing is never good but in some cases it is totally inelegant. Like you, I was going to move – to the UK – when I was diagnosed with DCIS.

I’m sure you will feel better after you have spoken to your doctors and have some idea of the treatment plan. You might find that the treatment and the timing of treatment will allow you to move and start it abroad. Or you might prefer to do it at home, then go. I did the latter, and three months post-op I’m making my plans to move.

Let us know how you get on,
Sending lots of love
J