I'm looking for support, which I know I will get, but also asking if anyone else has any info or advice. I have recently gone through two lots of surgery for breast cancer, the surgery has had a big effect on me. More to follow. The Oncologist is now saying I possibly need radiotherapy.
I had a routine mammogram which showed up DCIS (Ductal Carsonoma in situ), biopsy confirmed so I went in for surgery. They told me afterwards that my legs went into spasm during surgery and they had to tie my legs to the table. Post op I couldn't walk. I usually can manage to get around the house with crutches. My results showed I needed further surgery, so with pre gablin prior to surgery, there were no spasms. After the second surgery, two weeks post 1st operation, I couldn't even get out of bed.
DCIS is non invasive and the tumour was only 2.5cm but they are now offering me radiotherapy. The odds are 9% chance of recurrence without radiotherapy and 8% with. I think I will decline their offer, going on the problems I've had since surgery, 1% difference is not enough to put myself through something unknown. It was going to be 10 minutes a day over 15 days, does anyone here have any experience of radiotherapy?