Unusual DCIS a presentation?
Hello this is my first post so hope it works. About a year ago I noticed clear nipple discharge on the left side of my bra. I was send for mammogram andultrasound which were negative but a MRI showed a 4.7x 4.2 x 2.5 suspicious area of tissue. ADH was found on needle biopsy then DCIS grade 1 on excision wire biopsy.
My surgeon told me I could have lumpectomy with 20 rounds of radiation or a mastectomy. In my mind these both seem extreme for stage 0, grade 1, ER negative DCIS in a female over 50. I have tried to research options on the 'wait and see' approach but have found very little. Most posts seem to have DCIS discovered from calcifications on mammogram or a small lump. Not sure if presentation by discharge leads to a worse or better prognosis? can find nothing on this topic.
I was wondering if anyone has has a situation like mine? If so what options were presented. Is there anything I should consider with treatment due to the fact mine does not show up on mammogram?
Anyone advised they can watch and wait with grade 1?
I would think DCIS grade 1 is slow growing. I have read articles saying in 20 years from now I would most likely still be fine as it grows so slow. Many possible side effects and complications for surgery so trying to decide is hard.