Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you. I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon.
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I've taken the plunge and joined this supportive forum.
I was diagnosed high grade DCIS in Nov 2014, had further stereotatic biopsy, ouch,in Dec then told that area was LCIS.
Possiblity raised of large WLE, area is 6.5cm x 3.5cm but because of concerns re getting clear margins and strong family history, mascetomy suggested and BRCA testing done to help me and the surgeons make a decision.
Still awaiting result but have last week had a consultation with a breast specialist in London who suggests double mx and tissue expanders then breast reduction, lift etc and new implants!!
Was very taken aback by his blase attitude and comment re huge chest and droopiness, I'm 38DD! But am told he is exceptional surgeon. He said it would be a very challenging reconstruction.
So don't know whether to get over myself and his attitude and go with him despite living 200 miles from London.
Or as he states it's very challenging, go to a plastic surgeon who specialises in breast oncoplasty and breast reconstruction. I know we can't name names but am between 2 surgeons. This other surgeon is 80 miles away.
In amongst this, I'm merrily ignoring the implications of high grade DCIS and the long rocky road ahead, must be denial. Know I really need to get a move on but don't know where to turn for the best treatment.
Any help or suggestions re choosing a surgeon would be so much appreciated,