Hi there, I totally empathise with your thoughts. I hope you can get reassurance as to what is best to do, and when. Have you got surgery scheduled? Would you benefit from 2nd opinion regarding options? I’m due surgery tomorrow for DCIS 8cm, going to have lumpectomy as I’m fairly large breasted. I had similar in the other breast 8 years ago and lumpectomy and re excision plus radiotherapy and no sign of any recurrence. I too discussed mastectomy, my surgeon did say perhaps you’ve had enough and want to go down that road. I’m waiting genetic testing and if I’m positive probably will opt for mastectomy. I was 52 with the first breast cancer, and the radiotherapy was straightforward and I went to work every day. I’m a bit more apprehensive now, maybe like you being in and out of hospitals takes its toll. I’ve read that some people only have 5 radiotherapy sessions, so maybe things have improved? I don’t know how I can help, but I’m here.
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