I'm sending you my very warmest wishes, I am in the very same position as you were, when I see my post op assessment on Wednesday I'm expecting to be told I must have the mastectomy. I'm determined to enjoy my 23rd wedding anniversary tomorrow .
then I will do whatever it takes to keep my chin up. Xx Ruth
Hello all , I am also a bit further down the processi was diagnosed with dcis on the 27 of April , but after biopsies they revised it to invasive and I had the wide excise lumpectomy. Go home dear and we will see you in clinic for an update and discussion about the next step in your treatment.
Two days later I was called by my oncology nurse who said " it was bigger than they thaught, and growing faster than they thaught" .
i had already asked the surgeon to take an extra large margin and it seemed I was right to ask. It's just 6days before my follow up apointment and I'm filled with foreboding.i have already made the decision to have a mastectomy if it's still there.or has moved on. I am 59 next month, the mother of 3 strapping sons and I am the only girl in the family not counting my little granddaughter. This has been the longest month of my whole life.
hopefully I can start radiation and feel as if I've chased any stragglers away..
Hi, DCIS is a very early form of breast cancer contained in your ducts, some refer to it as pre cancerous but I had some along with invasive and was told it is still cancerous cells, it is the best you could hope for in all of this so please try not to get yourself in too much of a state as its very treatable, they tend to remove and sometimes offer Radiotheraphy but more often than not they do nothing after surgery if no invasive is found Xx
Hi Rhian. I had my second biopsy today and until the radiographer said DCIS all anyone had said was precancerous . I am sitting at home, scared, shaky and because I keep telling myself it is a fuss about nothing, obviously in denial. From all I read they seem very keen to remove rather than treat and this terrifies me. I have kept it to myself and don't know if that was stupid or wise. Being on my own I don't really want to bother friends who all have their own troubles .... And will someone please tell me if this is cancer or is that a question for the surgeon who I am seeing next week? Sorry if I sound confused and muddled but I am ..
Hi Rhian, good to hear it's all gone well and looks a very good diagnosis if you have to have one! Hope you get home tomorrow Xx Jo
Hi Rhian and welcome, I know it's an odd saying as like the rest of us you don't really want to be here but we like to wish you a warm welcome anyway 😊 Yes DCIS is the best of a bad bunch! Hopefully tomorrow will be your last op, wishing you all the best Xx Jo