Almost made it to 10 years...new LCIS DCIS diagnosis
This ain't my first rodeo.
I haven't been on this forum for a while. I was diagnosed with ILC HER2Neu triple positive (rare, i know) in 2012 in my left breast ,had 37 radiation treatments and a lumpectomy and had been free and clear..until June 22, 2022 when I flunked my annual mammogram. Suspicious calcifications in my right breast. The one that had been behaving.
The biopsy showed LCIS...They removed the cells..about 2 cm worth..and found DCIS. So, the doctor is going back in. (Who doesnt' love more surgery?) and making sure one of the closer margins is clear..he'll take another rim of tissue.
Then I get radiation, but I'm not sure how many to expect. Anybody else diagnosed with DCIS who is Triple Positive?
I'm not the depressive type, but I keep thinking.."Is this my life from now on? Pounding heart and sweaty palms each year as I live from mammogram to mammogram, waiting for this to show up one day and kill me?"
My doctor said the lumpectomy and radiation is very effective--99 oercent "cure" rate---and we can keep a close eye on it. But I keep thinking it will show up, Stage 3 or 4 and just take me out...I think I'm awfulizing it because I'm sad and scared. This thing is going to dog me the rest of my life..I just turned 67....Looking forward to retirement in two years and...this.
Just had to vent and see if it resonates with anybody else....thanks for listening.