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 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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