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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


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