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Is a mastectomy necessary when diagnose with DCIS?

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anonymous

Stage 0 Patient over 6 years
 
  • Betsy Chapin Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2010
    I did not have a mastectomy with DCIS because my cancer was only 1.1 cm and I had no lymph node involvement and I had clean margins meaning the cancer was removed with surgery. I had a choice whether to have a mastectomy with chemo or lumpectomy with chemo and radiation. For me, keeping my breast was important and my surgeon encouraged me to go that route also. Although scarred I am extremely happy with my decision. At first it was difficult to look at, but one year later i am very content with the outcome. With cancer there are always choices with treatment and everyone is individual in what treatment/surgery they may choose.
    over 6 years Flag
    • Maria Nelson Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Betsy, what kind of surgery did you have?

      about 4 years Flag
    • Betsy Chapin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      The surgery I had was a lumpectomy.

      about 4 years Flag
  • Maria Nelson Profile
    anónimo
    Paciente
    What kind of surgery espy what kind of surgery did you have
    about 4 years Comment Flag

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