Hi Lap7050: Welcome to the group! I had DCIS nine years ago, and it wasn't too bad. I had a lumpectomy, 35x radiation and tamoxifen for 5 years. I got over it pretty fast and had 9 wonderful years. This August I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma--the same crummy breast! So this time, it was bilateral mastectomy--and 18 weeks of chemo--and a year of Herceptin. But you know, I think my first bout with cancer better prepared me for this time. You can get through this. It's great that you found this site, because you will be amazed at what some people have overcome. Good luck with your treatment; we all will be pulling for you!
- Lewisville, TX
- Member Since Oct 2012
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- Patient: Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma
- Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know
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Oh No (Diagnosed): My mom recently went thru endometrial cancer at 68. Had hystorectomy and radiation treatment. Is still recovering from the radiation. And now they think she has breast cancer. She is waiting on some test results. The day she told me she had cancer I went out and got mammogram and bought come Cancer insurance thru Mutual of Omaha. A month later or so I was diagnosed with DCIS Breast Cancer. And now here I am. With more information and doctors than I can possible compute. I am scared but I don't think I have processed it just yet. I am fortunate that I do have a very large family/support group.