Jun 17, 2018 01:29PM Lula73 wrote:
have you had an mri? Sometimes when they keep getting dirty margins it’s because there’s another area of DCIS that they couldn’t pick up on the mammo or u/s. They assume the area is clear, but sometimes it’s not. After 2 attempts, I’d want an mri to confirm that it’s not more widespread than originally thought. Mammos and U/s are good tools but not 100% accurate-I’m living proof of that along with hundreds of other women on these boards. If MRI comes back positive for additional areas I would do the mx.
The tamoxifen works by basically starving any lingering cancer cells of estrogen which they are using for food. Recurrence can happen regardless of mx, lx, rads, and/or chemo. For a Mom, it is all about being here for your kids. Doing whatever you can to up your odds of being here and healthy for the long term is what’s important even if that means bigger surgery than lx in the short term.