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ductal carcinoma in situ hormone treatment

By Anonymous July 21, 2009 - 10:36pm
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in April 2009 and had a lumpectomy done. I read up on this type of cancer Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and although it was caught early, I still was not satisfied of the cancer not coming back. I opted to have a mastectomy done in May. The surgeon referred me to an Oncologist because the pathologist report stated hormone receptors and that I should be put on hormone treatment. The Oncologist says because I did the mastectomy that I do not need to be on the treatment. Please advise me.

Thanks, Patricia

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Hey Patricia, Thanks for your patience. We did receive an answer from Dr. Jay Harness, one of the top breast experts in the country. You can listen to his response here:


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August 11, 2009 - 4:49pm

Patricia, let me see if we can get one of our experts in this area to comment for you, OK? Hang in there with us for a few days. Your question is important. Diane

July 22, 2009 - 8:53am
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