Awww sweetie, how torn you are by this and I understand how you feel after all I watched my sister go through. They did a Right radical mastectomy when they did her ovarian cancer surgery as they found the very thing you have after much testing and discussion my sister made the decision to have the total mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy. The ovarian cancer was not related to the breast cancer. Her ovarain cancer as you know took her life.
Treatment of DCIS has a high likelihood of success, in most instances removing the tumor and preventing any recurrence, particularly a recurrence that spreads beyond the original site. The challenge is to avoid either overtreating or undertreating the condition.
Treatment options for DCIS include:
I wish I had the right words to advice you but I think this is one time where you gather all the information and then way your odds and make an informed decision that works for you. Bless you and know I will be praying for you. You are one very special lady and I am saddened to know you are going through this.
I agree with Bill 100% but I understand.................you come back to the GERD Forum whenever you feel you want to.
The only thing I can add is my own experience with DCIS. My mother died from breast and ovarian cancer three years ago and my sister has been battling Stage IV breast cancer for the last four years. We all tested negative for BRCA 1&2! When I was diagnosed with DCIS 9 years ago (this week!) I felt it was a blessing that mine was caught so early. My sister and mother were not so fortunate. My doctor is sure that there is another gene responsible for my family cancer history and I was very aggressive with my surgical treatments (double mastectomy and oopherectomy). Breast cancer is very treatable when caught early. The "wait and see" approach can cost you your life!
I am so glad you have armed yourself with information so that you can make an informed decision knowing you have looked at all the options. You are a wise woman and I admire you.
I wll be praying for you and when June 19th arrives I will be right here in your corner holding you in my thoughts and prayers.