Aug 15, 2013 - 3:42 pm
I am new to the BC discussion board but have been a member for a couple of years using the Head and Neck forum because of my husband's BOT cancer. I was not too surprised when after my last mamogram I was called back for additional views since I have had numerous biopsies throughout my life that were negative for CA. To make a long story short, this one was biopsied and came back DCIS..low grade but reasonably large. My surgeon did a lumpectomy taking large margins as I requested. Then, to his and my surprise, a second foci of papillary ca was adjacent to the original tumor. Now the cancer board at my hospital is recommending radiation. I am torn right now about the wisdom of that versus mastectomy with reconstruction and I am hoping that I can hear from women that have done one or the other and get your insights as to the pros and cons of either. I have a month or so to make the decision as radiation could not start for four more weeks. I am just trying to be as informed a patient as I can possibly be. Thank you for any input!