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8/28/2017I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 almost two years ago. It was a grade 3 and tested negative for hormone receptors. Also, I asked if it were HER2 and my doctor told me know. Does this mean my cancer was a triple negative? My margins and lymph nodes were negative. I had a lumpectomy and 25 radiation treatments. Did I do the right thing or should I have had a mastectomy? I'm a little concerned.
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8/28/2017the mission of surgery is to get clear margins. no need for a mastectomy to accomplish that for you. HER2 receptor is usually not tested on DCIS currently. Additionally, radiation is standard of care following lumpectomy surgery for prevention of recurrence. odd to have had any nodes checked because DCIS cannot travel to a node. be well. enjoy your life.

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