I need input please. My original dx (non-invasive DCIS) was made in Pensacola, FL where I also had a lumpectomy and lymph node removal. After clear margins and clean nodes, I was sent to my oncologists for a treatment plan. One oncologist said everything looked good - all I needed was 6 wks of radiation followed by 5 yrs of Tamoxifen. The other was concerned about a close margin and ordered a breast MRI which I had. I received the results from that oncologist who gave me the go ahead with radiation. WELL, for some reason I did not have a peace. So I started getting copies of all my records, including the MRI, and sent them to Birmingham, AL where friends had recommended I go. I had a friend that made a phone call and got me in with the head of surgery. Everyone there has been very helpful. Since I live 4 hrs away, they looked over all my records even without me coming in first. We communicated by phone several times before they asked me to come in and have all my tests redone. They saw suspicious areas on my MRI that was done in P'Cola. So here I go. 4 hours one way but I felt like I was in good hands. I know God sent me there because they did find more DCIS in the left breast which required me to have a mast. because I had already had 2 surgeries on that breast. I opted to have a bilateral mast which was also God because, come to find out, I had DCIS in both breasts. They said scans to not always show the DCIS which proved to be true in my case. So I said all that to make a point. My surgeon in Birmingham said since I had a bilateral mast and my bc was non-invasive, that no oncologists are needed. No tamoxifen, no oncologists, no NOTHING. He is going to follow up with yearly MRIs. Does this sound normal?
I'm a little uneasy about just being let go after having cancer in not only one, but both breasts. Any advice would be appreciated.