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6/12/2017I was diagnosed with DCIS via biopsy 4 weeks ago. Surgeon refused to do operation when she found out I have hyperthyroidism. Endocrine doc prescribed camazol 10 mg but after 4 weeks, the thyroid hormone is still too high. Now they want me to continue taking the med and do blood test again in 2 weeks' time. My worry is after such a long wait, will the dcis progress into something more serious? What if in 2 weeks' time my thyroid hormone is still too high? Continue waiting for yet 2 more weeks?
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6/12/2017come to us for a second opinion about this. call 443-997-1513. let our team of experts get their arms around you and figure this out. the grade of the cells and how large of an area it is will weigh in here. waiting up to 8-10 weeks on DCIS surgery usually isn't problematic but again it depends on the above factors. the larger the area involved and the higher the grade the more concern that invasive cells could be mixed in. tell the scheduler that Lillie sent you.

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