Hi, yes it's working poloolo!
Just testing...Is this working?
no invasive bits is good. Glad you feel a bit better than before. It's overwhelming at times isn't it.
Sending kick ass vibes to you and wishing you all the best.
I have DCIS too and am just going in for next biopsy next week. They told me that there was 1 woman who didn't get radiotherapy as the area they had to remove was so small, so not everyone gets it. However they said that she was an exception and most people get radiotherapy with DCIS. Everyone I've spoken to that's had radiotherapy said it's really fine and doesn't tend to cause problems.
I know what you mean about feeling guilty when you see what lots of other ladies have to go through but I think we need to be kind to ourselves. If it was a friend feeling guilty about that we'd tell them not to be daft 🙂
Hope your results are good, it is a scary time but I'm thinking about you. xx
Glad your feeling ok hun after surgery but I know exactly what you mean about feeling twitchy. Try not to worry as things could be a lot less awful that you are imagining, I also know that's easier said than done! I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS 15mm and ended up having 2 WLE back in July last year, I also had 15 sessions of radiotherapy but decided not to take tamoxifen. DCIS has 3 grades, low, intermediate and high so your not high which is great. Your right about DCIS is certainly isn't the worst thing by far which I am eternally grateful for, but the worry, the anxiety and the surgery are all comparibable with having an invasion cancer so you have no need to feel any guilt at all. The other feeling you might come across is that its not 'real' cancer as its non invasive but like I say but with the worry and anxiety I'm sure it feels the same as if it was invasive. I think most people do have radiotherapy after surgery as a belt and braces kind of approach but really don't worry about that because it really is nothing to fear, 5 minutes lay on a table, no pain at all, the worst part is possible skin irration after. Hope that helps you a bit, keep in touch I know its a lonely place to be in even with family support.
Welcome to the BCC forums. I'm sorry to read you're having a tough time. If you need additional support whilst you are waiting for your appointment do give the helpline a call on 0808 800 6000. Here you can talk through your thoughts and concerns with a member of staff who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. Lines are open weekdays 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator