Hi Jane. I had a stereotactic core biposy first which found the DCIS; after that I had the wide excision biopsy/lumpectomy. In that I had extensive DCIS, grade 3 without clear margins and more at a second, distant site. At that point she told me mastectomy because there was no guarantee of clear margins on a re-excision. When I started asking questions is when she became angry and that's when I looked and found a new surgeon.
My new surgeon told us more in one hour than my old did in several visits, we're very comfortable with her and went with the mastectomy; the mastectomy showed residual DCIS and a section of < 1 cm IDC. I hope to see her next week, maybe she can shed some light on this whole mess.
I agree with you, I get copies of everything!
Hi Jane, I just spoke with a customer service rep at genomic health; they had conversations with the pathology section at the hospital on Friday and apparently there is another block. This has been sent and GH is expecting it today or tomorrow; they hope they can get enough to test from this one...third time's the charm????