Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor tells me it’s DCIS. What does that mean?
A. Congratulations! Seems strange to say that word in connection with cancer, but you’ve been diagnosed with a type of breast cancer that latest statistics show is 98% to 99% curable. (And sadly, “cure” isn’t a word that’s heard in connection with all breast cancers.) So take a deep breath, validate your fear–EVERY woman, no matter the diagnosis, suffers through that “kick in the...
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