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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had stage 0 cancer & it was also found in micro calcifications. I had 35 radiation just to make sure they got it all & tamoxifen for 5 years. Mine was hormonal driven. No chemo
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    If you feel you need radiation seek another opinion. One needs to see a Radiation Oncologist to see if radiation is needed.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi i have just had a lumpectomy for non invasive DCIS grade 3 and my oncologist said I don't need radiotherapy or chemo. I had seed implant for localization. She said no treatment as they took out all of the tumour. I had microcalcifications. Should I insist on radiotherapy?
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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      You need to talk with your team of dr's. If you don't have a radiologist because your onc said you don't need one (probably because of the seed implant which is new to me pertaining to breast cancer) and your not comfortable with that answer, by...

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      You need to talk with your team of dr's. If you don't have a radiologist because your onc said you don't need one (probably because of the seed implant which is new to me pertaining to breast cancer) and your not comfortable with that answer, by all means get a second opinion. Prayers to you.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was diagnosed with DCIS with Estrogen and Progesterone as well and was treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering (who are amazing btw). Their recommendation was lumpectomy with radiation and 10-15 years of hormone therapy (tamoxifen). However, I have a History of kidney cancer and my sister a history of triple negative breast cancer, along with an unreal number of immediate family members with cancer so I asked about a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. They agreed, saying that they usually recommend the treatment I initially discussed but because I asked about the bilateral mastectomy and I was more interested in that route, plus the personal and family history of multiple cancers, they agreed and encouraged my request. Everything was removed and tested and it was determined no treatment is necessary because I've removed the possibility of it returning. I wasn't even recommended to see a medical oncologist. I do have a medical oncologist anyway outside of Sloan for my kidney cancer, so I met with her as well and she felt the same way. At this point, I've stopped birth control and any outside hormone input into my body including soy and soy related products.
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