So, I am hangin’ out here in limbo a bit, waiting for the results of a genetic test (which I am thinking will be negative).
Yesterday I talked with a friend who also had DCIS breast cancer years ago. There are SO many stages of cancer and this is almost not a stage. The good words are “in situ”. It means that the cancer cells have not become invasive and spread around.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an ‘early’ form of breast cancer. In this case, cells lining the ducts of the breast have become abnormal and are growing more rapidly than usual, but are not able to spread beyond the ducts. Women with DCIS are at higher risk of developing invasive ductal carcinoma (Source).
When I spoke with a surgeon last week she said that surgery is the cure.
Sounds pretty straight forward, right?