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:
- Lumpectomy only
- Lumpectomy and radiation therapy
- Lumpectomy and the drug tamoxifen
- Simple mastectomy Reference/Mayo Clinic
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.
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