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what if the doctor says you have BC called DCIS, then checks another lump an says "yes its cancer" , "we have to take off your breast" . Ugh so does that mean you will die?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Oh gee NO! If that was the, a whole bunch of would dead and gone a long time ago! The first thing I happily found out was I was going to LIVE!
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I didn't mean to post that. First you need to get a clear picture of this primary diagnosis. You need to bring your spouse or family member with you when you talk to your oncologist. I feel so bad for women when they get hit with this diagnosis, it is terrifying because you usually go to the dark side. Fear comes from lack of understanding and knowledge. If you look through this site, there are lots of good video's that can explain things. You need to find out the type of breast cancer , the stage, the grade and your hormone status. I have confidence you WILL live, just like most of us do. Treatment can be challenging but completely doable. We are here to help you through this. You are NOT dying! You will live! Take care, Sharon
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Taking out the breast may not be the best option. Second opinions.
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  • Tara Mitchell Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I'm with those who advocate a second opinion. There is current research that supports breast conserving surgery rather than total mastectomy. There are so many more treatments than just lop it off. Cancer is definitely not a death sentence.
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  • Mary Navarro Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    No. Taking out your breast does not mean that you'll die. It's a preventative measure so that cancer won't spread. More likely, the doctor will recommend chemo, radiation and meds afterwards.
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    anonymous
    stage_4 Patient
    Personally if that is how it came out of my doc's mouth I think I would seek a second opinion. Breast removal is a personal decision after all the facts are gathered...not something the doc should TELL you you have to do. There is a lot to gather about the cancer and treatment. And it absolutely DOES NOT mean you are going to die. I think I can speak for many on here this is not the end, just a bump in the road and the power of positive thinking can do wonders for recovery!
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    No. I have a friend that had a double mastectomy 26 years ago & she still kicking. Cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection is the key.
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