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My husband doesn't think stage o DCIS is cancer. I feel he doesn't understand what I'm going through emotionally. Any thoughts?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I could be pretty cranky about this but will give hubby the benefit of the doubt. Rest assured this is not something to be brushed aside and nothing serious, or not breast cancer. Just because it isn't using the term breast cancer doesn't mean it isn't. I hope you drag your man into your ONCOLOGIST'S office and have him/her explain what you are dealing with. I am going to cut hubby a bit of slack because maybe this is how he is coping with such a shocking diagnosis. He can't face the fact you have breast cancer so to protect himself, he is down-playing this. You deserve all the support, understanding, love and assistance you can get right now. This is breast cancer for all intensive purposes. I am so sorry for you.... and your husband. Hang in there.... this board has a bunch of very empathetic, brilliant women here to support and understand exactly what's happening to you. Blessing and healing hugs.... take care, Sharon
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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    I was very upset when I read an article from the American journal of medicine stating DCIS is not a cancer. How dare I thought discussed it with my oncologist and he confirmed that DCIS is a cancer it is treated as any other cancer it may become invasive if not treated properly you are at the same risk as any other type of breast cancer patient We that have DCIS are very fortunate and blessed that our cancer was caught so early treatment options depend on the size and the staging of the growth choices range from lumpectomy with radiation to mastectomies. Depending on staging chemo may also be advised I was fortunate I choice bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction even with that I still had a reoccurrence had further deeper bilateral mastectomies put on 3 years of tamoxifen and now on a 5 year course of arimedix I have one cousin with DCIS was stage 1 and invasive she choice lumpectomy and radiation and 5 years of arimedix. I have another cousin with multiple invasive DCIS stage 1 and 2 had bilateral mastectomies and 4 treatments of chemo is now on tamoxifen. http://www.dslrf.org/searchresults.asp?search=dcis Here is a link to the Susan love research foundation you will find many articles and answered questions about DCIS Here is a link to my story my personal breast cancer experience journey with DCIS. http://home.roadrunner.com/~amj/
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I'm trying not to kick and scream. :-( MD Anderson quote, "About one in five new BREAST CANCER cases are DCIS. The chance for successful treatment of DCIS usually is very high." These are words from the most prestigious , leading authority in the world. Glad you caught it early. :-) Mine was stage 2 A IDC.
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  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I am so sorry first of all . It has to forms and can be very serious if not taken care of . Have him go to the doctor with you .
    almost 6 years Comment Flag
  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sorry another idea . My doctor recommend therapy .
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