Can you have DCIS only & not be put on a hormone blocker?
or even referred to an oncologist?
Hi guys. My fraternal twin sister just got diagnosed with what appears to be 6mm of DCIS. I was diagnosed with both IDC and DCIS in 2020, and we have no other family history.
My sister said her doctor told her she may need just the breast surgeon, and the surgeon may not even refer her to an oncologist. My sister is saying "maybe I don't even need hormone blockers. I don't want to overtreat this." She's 44, had her ovaries removed a few years ago because of endometriosis, and is on an estrogen replacement pill that she doesn't want to stop taking.
I'm just floored to hear that she may not be put on an estrogen blocker or even referred to talk to an oncologist. She's forever at risk for developing a second breast cancer now, and that risk is even more concerning given that I also had breast cancer. She's also saying "I may not need radiation." What?