The Insanity of DCIS Surgery

I am astonished at the way in which DCIS surgeries are performed…it is unacceptable and we must find a better way than to blindly hack at women’s breasts 2-3 times and then tell them they need a mastectomy because clear margins could not be obtained. How would you feel if you were told you needed to amputate your breast after 3 surgeries for something that is non-invasive and most likely will never be invasive cancer?  This is just part of the breast cancer insanity that needs to change! With all the billions of dollars raised for breast cancer treatments and research, how can procedures remain so invasive, ineffective and antiquated???   Dr. Susan Love responds to the New York Times and other news organizations which have recently reported on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which found that nearly one in four women who have a lumpectomy to treat their breast cancer require another surgery to remove additional tissue. “What we desperately need is better imaging, which will allow us to map the ductal anatomy and the extent of disease accurately ahead of time and direct an informed operation rather than what is in essence an exploratory one.”

Yes, Dr. Susan Love, we need better imaging!!! And we need for insurance to authorize that better imaging (such as the Aurora RODEO MRI) and make it available to anyone who has DCIS or is at high risk for breast cancer or recurrence!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-m-love/breast-cancer-surgery_b_1250321.html

About dp4peace

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Glenn & I live in San Diego with our two boys: Skyler, the yogi and Cody, the buddha! I enjoy running, yoga and working on projects that bring more peace, health and light to our world.
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One Response to The Insanity of DCIS Surgery

  1. Suzan Tusson says:

    So where is all of the money being raised for breast cancer research actually going?

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