I was first diagnosed with DCIS 10 years ago. Unfortunately after 2 operations they hadn't cleared the margins so I was told I needed a mastectomy. This was a huge shock as it was the first time it had been mentioned, and all the way through I was told it was curable, so I thought one operation would be enough. I decided not to go for the mastectomy, but to continue to be monitored. Unfortunately after 10 years, this year I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, but the two tumours were still tiny, and there was no spread, so they tried to remove it all. Two more operations later, they found more DCIS, and guess what - they said I should have a mastectomy. But in view of what happened before they were happy to continue to monitor me. However, annual mammograms increase the risk of getting breast cancer. So it is a very difficult decision to make. I'm still thinking about it... Anyone else been in the same position? I would love to hear what you decided. LB
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