When i joined a couple of weeks ago, i had been diagnosed with grade 3 DCIS on left breast and a small area circa 5 mm diffuse DCIS on the right. I had been to multiple mammograms, ultrasounds, MRI, 4 vacuum core biopsies and continued to work full time throughout. A mad round of waiting rooms and multiple strangers male and female poking and prodding and squeezing and compressing my breasts. Pathology results showed bilateral lumpectomy would be best course followed by radiation therapy to mop up any stragglers. On the 9th i went in for surgery and was home the same night. Still feeling a little numb but positive all was clear as I've been having mammograms on a yearly basis. Results provided on 19th with the specialist however read differently. Left breast shows invasive DCIS 8mm across with some margins not clear on area up to 52 mm. Right breast had only identified a small area 5mm by 5mm on MRI, however lumpectomy excision was expanded twice to almost 35mm and still unable to get clear margins. Now classified as stage 1 invasive DCIS. So i go back to hospital next week for bilateral mastectomy and bilateral sentinel node excision. It's sudden unexpected and a shock. No symptoms, no lumps and damn lucky we checked the right breast as everything had focussed on the left. It's starting to be real to me now. I've only had cancer for 4 weeks that i know of. I was at work full time 2 weeks ago.
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