Mar 16, 2002 - 10:38 pm
I'm lucky--it's DCIS, spot is about 2cm. Lumpectomy, sentinel nodes, radiation and maybe Tamoxifin (it's suspicious DCIS).
Reading the entries, radiation doesn't sound like a picnic for me. I'm very fair and sunburn water blister very easily. Uh oh for me. Does anyone know anything about radioactive seeds where the treatment goes on inside at the former site of the tumor?
The doctor also said, because it was suspicious, adenosis and radial scar-like changes, if they find anything in the removed lump or sentinel nodes, I may have to look at a mastectomy.
Please, if anyone has any questions that they think I should be asking my doctor, please let me know. I'm feeling very naive right now when I want to be informed and prepared when I talk with her next.
THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!