I had DCIS 4 years ago and opted for a mastectomy. I could have had a wide excision followed by radiotherapy but didn't want it. A few small problems with my implant but no other problems whatsoever. I feel absolutely fine now. Believe me, the "bad dream" will pass and you'll be fine too.
hi Thanks for your support it is great to have a web site like this where we can support each other.
i am feeling more possitive today
thanks again for your advice
thinking about you all
all the best
I was diagnosed with DCIS in April, I had a mastectomy in June. I was in hospital for 4 days. I felt rough for a fortnight but then recovered quickly and have been back in work full time since September. I was lucky - they removed everything with the mastectomy so I have needed no further treatment.
Take one day at a time. You will get a lot of support on this web site.
I wish you all the very best. Thinking of you.
Hi i was diagnosed with DCIS end of Sept.I had sentinel nodes removed begin of Oct which were clear.Had my mastectomy done a month ago now along with reconstruction.I've just been told that i now need radiotheraphy as they didn't get clear margins and there was also microinvasion.I'm trying to keep positive which is'nt easy.I'm still a little tearful and get upset over the smallest of things.It does feel like a nightmare,a rollercoaster of horrible events that keep coming at you.Some days are good some are dark.Today i'm on a bit of a downer ... sorry.These forums are really helpful and keeping in touch with people who understand is uplifting.Good luck with your results.Take one day at a time.
Hi! I was diagnosed with DCIS two weeks ago and had a wide incision breast operation on Friday. I am feeling very low and tired after the anesthetic, but I did come home on the same day and I have not experienced much pain. I don't have the results of my op back yet, so I am not sure what further treatment might be necessary, if any. Keep your chin up, you will get through it and contact me if you think it might help.
i have been diagnosed with dcis i have had one biopsy that was 90 percent poaitive have just had to have another one get the results of that one on friday
also waiting to get admitted to hospital for a masectimy
my head is so mixed up sometimes i think this is all a bad dream
i cant seem to get my head around it
would be very grateful for some advise xx