I can not stress how grateful I am to Sandie Walters for creating a website “DCIS Without Rads” about her DCIS story and referring me to Dr. Michael Lagios, a 30 year DCIS expert and pathologist who offers a 2nd opinion consultation service. His evaluation of my actual pathology slides brought great peace of mind to me.
He explained the unique characteristics of my particular DCIS and used the Van Nuys Prognostic Index which takes into account age, size, grade and margins of the DCIS to determine the rate of recurrence and the best next steps. He offered me new insights and options that were not previously presented by my doctors.
Dr. Lagios gave me permission to post my phone consultation with him:
Update June 2018: Dr. Lagios unfortunately has retired. Please see his recommendation for 2nd opinion in this post: