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30something30something CanberraMember Posts: 3
Hi all, I've just been diagnosed with high-grade DCIS after finding a lump in my right breast a week before Xmas. I've been referred to Dr Majeed as my surgeon but am just wondering if anyone has feedback about him, or can recommend someone? I'm needing to go public so I'm aware that choices may be limited by that. I should also note that although it may result in a lumpectomy, I'm most likely going to end up with a mastectomy and would like to have a reconstruction done, so feedback/recommendations around that are really appreciated. Cheers, Cat
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  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 5,718
    edited January 2021
    Hi @30something

    I am so sorry to see you here, joining the club that no one wants to join! :(  Here, You can raise ANY issue, and get helpful replies from those who’ve gone before you.  Nothing is off limits.  We have ‘private groups’ for some more personal discussions .... so feel free to join any of them, if they suit you. (The Young Woman group and reconstruction group may suit you.)

    If you can, take someone with you to your appointments for support - as it can be daunting sitting there alone.  A 2nd set of ears also picks up points raised that you may have missed - and ask relevant questions too (as did my Sister in Law with me.) Also, consider recording your meetings on your mobile - so that you can go over it again later, if you have to, to query a statement, or just to have as a record.

    Try not to use Dr Google as there is just so much conflicting information out there, and every BC case is 'unique' and it may only scare the pants off you!

    if you put your City/town in your profile, other members may be able to refer you to specific facilities in your area that may help you xx

    All the best with your ongoing appointments.   We have some posts here on what to take with you to hospital, to make it 'easier' on you.  
    https://onlinenetwork.bcna.org.au/discussion/16442/prep-for-surgery/p1

    Take care xx

    I am sending you a Personal Message (look for the envelope at the top of your page.)
  • 30something30something CanberraMember Posts: 3
    Hi @arpie, just wanted to thank you for your advice here as well as the direct messages. It's helpful heating from people who've already been through this bit. Cat 😊
  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 1,330
    I’m glad @arpie has given you great and helpful advice-she’s good like that 😁. 
    She’s probably mentioned this too, but just a reminder that you can join the young women group (if your profile name is true) and also the breast reconstruction group. They’re very helpful. All the best Xx
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