Why is it that a majority of women diagnosed with DCIS choose the path of “standard” aggressive treatment (mastectomy or lumpectomy plus weeks of radiation and years of “prevention” drugs), while a small minority say “NO WAY — this is OVER-TREATMENT?”
- Is it fear of invasive breast cancer and potential early death?
- Is it a calculation, a score from a test, a marker or a decision aid?
- Is it a belief or disbelief in the medical system and the cancer-care industry?
- Is it a feeling of no other choice?
- Is it pressure or bias from a medical professional?
- Is it a gut feeling?
- Is it an empowered feeling based on scientific evidence?
- Is it a desire to be over and done with it and get on with one’s life?
- Is it some or all of the above?
- Is it something else?
What is it for you?
Please leave a reply below if you feel like sharing how you came to your treatment decisions. Thank you!