Thanks for both your replies. I hope your recoveries are going well. I am in my forties as well and I am hoping to avoid a mastectomy. I have been told that if the margins are not clear this time I will have no choice but mastectomy, but to me this seems extreme treatment as the Dcis is low grade. I suppose I will have to wait and see. I get my results in a couple of weeks so not too long to wait. I did wonder if the margins are not clear if I could have radiotherapy instead of mastectomy, but as you both say no two cases are the same and treatment plans vary.
I agree that this website and particularly the forum are wonderful and it is great to read about such positive experiences and to receive support from people in similar situations.
I am almost three weeks post WLE for high grade dcis. I found out Friday my margins were clear. My surgeon said due to my age (I'm 44) and because it was high grade I would need 15 sessions of radiotherapy. My DCIS was 11mm. I don't think any one case is the same and treatment is worked out on each individual case. I was told before surgery that I would need to have radiotherapy, so have already prepared for this, however it wasn't until I got my results that I knew for definite what my treatment would be. I hope you don't have to wait too much longer and that you get the result you are hoping for. Waiting is really hard, but I have found this forum to be such a godsend.
Take care xxxpb
Good morning everyone, hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
I have question about Dcis. I recently had a WLE and am waiting results. The WLE was for an area of what was diagnosed as low grade Dcis following a surgical biopsy. The margins from the biopsy were not clear, hence the WLE. The Dcis is over 15mm. Does anyone know if radiotherapy is given in this type of situation?
I am hoping to avoid it and also hoping for clear margins this time around, got all my fingers and toes crossed