If not for photos with my children…
I would not believe it’s been nine years since my journey with DCIS began.
TOP 3 QUESTIONS I AM OFTEN ASKED
1. Did I ever have a recurrence of DCIS or invasive cancer?
Donna’s Journey starting at Part 2 — June 2011 details my experience with “residual” low grade DCIS. This was explained to me here: Listen to My Phone Consultation with Dr. Michael Lagios.
2. What do I do for follow-up imaging ?
See my post: Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound
3. What diet and lifestyle did I initially follow?
Everything is listed in Holistic Health
TOP 3 LESSONS LEARNED
- Trust your intuition.
- One size does not fit all.
- Support is vital.
MY 2019 PASSION PROJECT
#Be WISE — Women Informed Supported Empowered — is an educational campaign to counterbalance misperceptions, confusion, and fears around “early detection” of breast cancer and DCIS.
MY WORK AS A PATIENT ADVOCATE
I am headed to London this week for Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge 2nd Annual Summit bringing together seven funded teams — one of which is PRECISION (PREvent ductal Carcinoma In Situ Invasive Overtreatment Now). Here is a short video about PRECISION:
WHY THIS RESEARCH IS NEEDED
The over-treatment controversy made mainstream news in 2015 after results from a large study showed “no survival benefit” for treating DCIS with surgery. Good Morning America featured a powerful segment — ‘Stage Zero’ Breast Cancer: New Study Casts Doubt on Early Intervention.
GRATEFUL FOR MAJOR MEDIA…
#Be WELL #Be WISE!