paking's Journey:

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 18 years ago, Female, Age: 66

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    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in sit...
    about 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am a cancer patient but have a little twist to my diagnosis. My first diagnosis of DCIS, in my right side was found in 1999. Shortly after that, I went to Genetic counseling and was found to have a DNA malfunction called Cowden's disease. Since 1999, I was diagnosed with cell proliferation in my left side, so consequently I have a double mastectomy - completed within 5 years of initial diagnosis. Because I have Cowden's, my docs are monitoring me for more cancers. I have had Colon cancer and Basal cell skin cancer on my forehead.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified