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Topic: Husband/Wife with DCIS at the same time, same breast.

Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2018 06:35AM

SupBort wrote:

My husband and I have both been diagnosed with stage 1 DCIS within 4 months of each other. This is also in the same breast (right side) We have also been been tested for genetic predisposition and are both negative for brca mutations. Being that the cancer is so similar we are worried about how this could have happened at the same time and if we should be screening for other cancers too. Oncologist explained that it's just Bad Luck. Does anyone else think there is cause for further investigation here? None of the doctors seem to be concerned. We are about to look for an integrative oncologist who isn't bound to traditional screening protocol dictated by what insurance will and won't cover. Does anyone have experience with the integrative side of cancer treatment? Any input/opinions are welcome. Thanks

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Jan 11, 2018 11:04AM Moderators wrote:

Dear Support,

Welcome to the BCO community. We are so sorry that both you and your husband are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. We are so glad that you reached out to our members. You may want to look at the topics in the Complementary and Holistic Approaches to Treatment for further consideration as you wait for others to chime in. Please let us know if we can help you with navigating the site. Sometimes in can take a little while to connect and we are here to help with that. The Mods

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Jan 11, 2018 03:32PM Traveltext wrote:

Welcome SupBort. I know two other cases of husband and wife bc. As to the why both, I’m not sure you’ll ever get a straight answer to this. Meanwhile it’s best to get on with the treatment plans as you are doing.

What are the diagnosis stats for you both? It’s easier for people here to comment once we know this. Rest assured, though, that you’ll get plenty of support here, and being a bc guy you can be assure I’ll do my best to help in his case too.

NED breast and prostate cancer. More on Male BC

Dx 03/14, IBC, Lgth. 2cm, Stge IIIB, Gde 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- ; FEC x3, Taxol x3; Mx & 2/23 nodes; Rads x 33; now on tamoxofin.

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