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Topic: DcIs and Radiation grade 3

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2021 05:49AM

Taham2 wrote:

Hi everyone God Bless all of you,

Can anyone tell me if they had DCIS grade 3 and skipped the boost treatment of radiation that targets the tumor site I just finished 16 treatments of whole breast radiation for DCIS

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Apr 23, 2021 09:50AM MagicalBean wrote:

Hi Taham2, I had DCIS grade 3. I did 33 TX then 5 boost TX. That was followed by 5 years of tamoxifen. Wouldn't have done it any other way.

Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/27/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/13/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 23, 2021 10:21AM Beesie wrote:


How large was your area of DCIS and how wide were your surgical margins? That could make a difference in how strongly the boost is recommended.

Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Jun 10, 2021 01:20PM sorrel wrote:

Hi ladies!

I am new and wasn't sure how to start a new thread, so I hope it's okay that I jump in here. I have just been dx from mri guided biopsies as having stage 0 DCIS high grade. grade 3. And am opting for lumpectomy even though the area is kind of big.

I am waiting to be scheduled for surgery, but I first have to meet with the anesthesiologist to discuss regional anesthesia. I am opting for regional

because of the research and my breast surgeon agrees and is very awesome.

My boyfriend of two years left me 2 days before my dx. I feel alone and really need support. My family (siblings) are barely there for me. Thankfully, I have a number of friends who are there for me.

Just feel overwhelmed and need to be around others who understand. I am sorry not to reply to the specifics in this thread.

I wish all of you hear the very very best. All of my love, prayers, and blessings to you.

I'd appreciate any messages or how to start a new thread. Feeling scared and in shock. :(


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