DCIS Recurrence diagnosed today
Here I go again - back on the research and reading train.
Just re-diagnosed with DCIS Grade 3 ER- this time (last time was ER+). Nurse navigator seemed confused because it was different. Are recurrences usually the same? (2.5 years since first DCIS) Stinks to get it again - but I'm thankful it's just DCIS, at least for now.
Since I had radiation last time, I'm guessing mastectomy is the probable treatment this time around?
Just looking for other experiences. I read a few posts here but hadn't seen a similar situation where it was ER+ and then ER-. Tried to research a little today and still just coming to terms with it coming back.
Along the way, I had a pulmonary embolism just diagnosed in December which had the OncDoc switch me from tamoxifen to arimidex.
]]Hot flashes are and have been about every 90 minutes for 2 years - have tried effexor, doubled that dose, reduced tamoxifen, tried magnesium, soy. I walk 3 miles every few days, drink tons of water, stretch regularly, keep active - tried going vegetarian for a while. I'm willing to try just about anything cause the hot flashes are way worse than the cancer treatment was/is. Most recently changed from effexor to gabapentin at night. It's helping me sleep through them at least but during waking hours, still every 90 minutes. Open to suggestions.
Thankful to find this forum and thank you in advance.