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DCIS of the Breast: Taking Control


All you need to know to “take control” after a diagnosis of DCIS of the breast. Using his now familiar image of a garden and a personal, plain English style, renowned breast cancer specialist Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD, walks you slowly through the stress and confusion of diagnosis, treatment and life after DCIS of the breast. Your whole life stops after a diagnosis of DCIS. The condition is extremely confusing. Treatment advice varies and there is a danger of both under-treatment and over-treatment. One doctor recommends a lumpectomy and radiation and the other a mastectomy. One tells you it’s a cancer and the other it’s not cancer. In DCIS of the Breast: Taking Control, John Boyages provides you with all the information you and your family and friends need to take control, understand what DCIS means and how to best treat this condition.

Learn how to:

  • Identify the 20 “Control Points” – important decisions you must make to navigate the medical maze
  • Find and research the right treatment team for you
  • Determine when a breast MRI may be indicated
  • Identify the key questions to ask your treatment team
  • Identify the treatment choices for your breast and armpit
  • Understand what oncoplastic surgery means
  • Avoid under- and over-treatment
  • Learn when hormonal treatments may be necessary
  • Cope with life after treatment
  • Take control if DCIS or cancer returns

Note from the author

“In this book, I will teach you all about DCIS. This book includes all the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques after a possible diagnosis of DCIS. Treating DCIS is sometimes more difficult than treating invasive breast cancer as there are many options and issues for this condition which is one step before breast cancer. The book is broken down into three coloured parts detailing the phases of your cancer treatment.” Professor John Boyages, MD, PhD


6 Responses to "DCIS of the Breast: Taking Control"

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2015 - 7:41 pm Reply

    My sister was just diagnosed w DCIS. I live in AZ and she is in Florida… She 2 younger kids that I’m worried for… Any advice on what to do or expect?

  • Marlene
    June 19, 2015 - 2:04 pm Reply

    I’ve been diagnosed with high grade DCIS and breast conserving surgery planned in six days at Flinders Private. My confusion is that most of what I have read suggests the need for RT but I’ve been told no follow up treatment will be needed. I don’t want unnecessary treatment but do want to be sure that all is clear.

    • John Boyages
      November 15, 2015 - 11:11 am Reply

      Marlene- I tend to favour RT- please read my book – it will tell you the pros and cons. See http://www.bcpublish.com

  • Barbara
    August 1, 2013 - 4:56 am Reply

    It is great to read that a book about DCIS is coming soon. It is confusing. I am now post radiation therapy. It has been a real roller coaster – all happening fast, and then there is nothing. I look forward to your book on life after cancer.
    Thanks for the book Breast Cancer taking control.

  • Lorraine Callaghan
    July 21, 2013 - 11:39 am Reply

    Can’t wait to read your book on DCIS

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