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|12/10/2011||my report reveals ductal carcinoma is situ, intermediate nuclear grade, solid type with apocrine features, partially involving fibrodenoma. i already had a lumpectomy done. Breast surgeon suggests i do radiation and pill for treatment or a masectomy so i am cancer free. I have to make a decision within the few weeks. What if i dont do any treatment right now and just wait and see? or if i just have mammograms and sonograms every three months? what do you think?|
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|12/10/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. You cannot ignore this!! DCIS is ductal carcinoma in situ, a breast cancer, and if treated by lumpectomy with clear margins, then radiation to follow is the standard of care. There is the possiblilty that DCIS could progress to an invasive cancer. The option of hormonal therapy should be discussed with a breast medical oncologist. Consider a consult at a Comprehensive Breast Center where you will be evaluated by breast cancer specialists. Hope this helps and best wishes! We are only a phone call or mouse click away if we can help.|
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