DCIS — Beyond “One-Size Fits-All”

Today, women newly diagnosed with DCIS have more support, options, and resources than ever before.

Below are eight ways to help you create an “individualized” and empowered plan-of-action…

#1.  CONFIRM YOUR PATHOLOGY

#2.  ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO ORDER A BIOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT TEST

#3.  JOIN A PEER SUPPORT GROUP

#4.  REVIEW PATIENT WEBSITES

 

#5. CONSIDER A CLINICAL TRIAL COMPARING ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE TO SURGERY

#6.  INCORPORATE LIFESTYLE STRATEGIES

 

#7.  UNDERSTAND LIMITATIONS OF MAMMOGRAMS

#8. STAY “IN THE KNOW” OF EMERGING RESEARCH

  • PRECISION is an international research project aimed at distinguishing indolent from aggressive DCIS in order to reduce overtreatment and life-long side effects.
  • Set up a Google Alert for “DCIS”

 

 

About Donna Pinto

I am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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