“There’s a hysteria around breast cancer. The extremism that sometimes comes into play in DCIS treatment decision making is a ‘cultural problem.’ This is not a life-threatening problem.” – Dr. Anne Partridge, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Shock + Scary Statistics + What ifs + Treatment Controversies + Confusion + Uncertainty + FEAR
Is all this necessary?
I took the time to understand and analyze my particular DCIS diagnosis.
I sought out expert 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinions.
I found support from other women with similar feelings about treatment risks for DCIS.
I became empowered with information
Overcoming the FEAR of cancer initiating, progressing or recurring is truly the greatest hurdle following a diagnosis of DCIS.
Check out my “DCIS Wheel of Support” drawing I made quite a while ago…
Wishing you all peace, love and support!