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    Abumpintheroad asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Surgeon recommends mastectomy for DCIS. Should 2nd opinion be from another surgeon or oncologist?

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      laurie

      I loved Nancy's answer! I had DCIS and went with the mastectomy because the DCIS was in three different areas of the breast. I did get several opinions and all were the same.

      over 4 years ago
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      dp4peace (Best Answer!)

      I think a 2nd pathology opinion is very important...please see my story/blog: www.dcis411.com

      over 4 years ago
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      hikerchick

      I love these responses. I can tell you that the DCIS that showed up in 1 area in 1 breast on my body ended up being in a couple areas in that breast and had progressed to Stage 1 in 2 locations, and only pathology could confirm that, not just a biopsy. In addition, a huge DCIS area in the other breast showed up almost touching the chest wall, which is risky. My decision for a double mastectomy was very easy, even though I didn't know it had progressed to Stage 1; I have 2 kids and felt certain that what would remain of my breast after lumpectomies would not feel "normal" or "natural" to me, and would be at risk the rest of my life. Plus, I would have needed a lot of radiation if I had had lumpectomies. I didn't need any further treatment after the dmx.
      Wonderful that you are inquiring early. :-)

      over 4 years ago
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