Hi All - Hi Maisiecat
I was diagnosed with DCIS (Intermediate grade) in October and have since had a wireguided WLE and a second WLE the same as you Masiecat
I found out today that the margins were clear following my second WLE and my consultant said that I would receive an appointment from the Oncology department to discuss options for Radio therapy.
There was only a small area of Intermediate grade (5mm) and the rest (30mm) was low grade.
Obviously i need to speak to the oncologist, but I'm not sure whether the radio therapy is needed after a low grade DCIS? I work freelance so I'm not sure whether this would mean I would need to be off work for a further 3 weeks?
I only took 1 week after each of the other surgeries and am back to work. Any thoughts would be really appreciated!
hi there . as your reading this your op should be over , just wanted to say hi and hope all goes well x deborah
I also was diagnosed with DCIS back in April. I had 2 wide local excision ops and then 15 sessions of radiotherapy. Having had the treatment and am now healed I can with confidence say you will be ok!! Everything with be fine. If your having a lumpectomy it is a relatively minor op and I can say that despite the fact I also lost my nipple and aereola, I still consider it minor. I'm not going to say you wont worry about the procedure, the healing and the what if it comes back senario but we are so much luckier that the women who have had to endure mastectomy and chemotherapy. I know what you mean about being overwhelmed by it all but DCIS is probably one of the least aggressive cancers please dont forget that.
Very best of luck for 28th not that you will need it.
Chin up xx
I am in a very similar situation - recently diagnosed and with an op scheduled for Oct 29! I also have been looking at the Internet - maybe different sites, because it's had the opposite effect on me. I'm low grade DCIS - maybe yours is higher? - and I'm serously wondering whether it's worth having the op. I've read many times that thousands of women have surgery unnecessarily, because in most cases DCIS does not develop into 'true' breast cancer for years, if at all. So tell yourself you will probably gett the all-clear and have nothing to worry about afterwards!
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I also had a diagnosis of dcis earlier this year and have recently finished treatment. This is a difficult time and even though dcis is deemed to be less serious it is still worrying and I too have concerns for the future.
Please feel free to ask any questions 🙂
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