Diagnosed with DCIS Single Mastectomy


I have recently been diagnosed  on the 10/10/ 23  with Ductal Carcinoma  In Situ on my left breast 

I am still in shock and awaiting a full mastectomy,  at first it was possibly going to be a lumpectomy  so could have saved most of my breast but tests have shown that the mass behind  my nipple is bigger than they thought

I have never been so scared of anything in my whole life and I cant stop crying ,   I really dont know what I'm supposed to be doing anymore

I have been offered  options but I cant even process any of those at the moment as I cant think straight

I am thinking of just wearing a prosthesis but I have no idea what that would be like either

I just dont know anything,   I keep thinking this will just go away and I want have to go in hospital

I have really good support from my family   and the nurses are so kind , but for me inside i feel sick, nervous,anxious , upset, you name it 

I just want to stay in my bedroom as it seems safer there 

Are there any women who have had the same  type of cancer as me on here

Or anyone who could help me with advice  or anything really as it would be so appreciated 

Thankyou and hugs  to everyone 

  • Hi   and a very warm welcome to the Macmillan Community but sorry to hear about your diagnoses.

    Navigating the cancer journey can be such a stressful and challenging time but getting support from people who have walked the ‘exact same' cancer type journey can help a lot. (I have a completely different cancer).

    The Community is divided into dedicated Cancer Specific Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated Breast Cancer support group. This is a safe place to talk to others with a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support.

    To connect in with the group click on this link> Breast cancer then once the group page opens click on “Click to Join” when the black banner appears or “Join” under “Group Tools” (this all depends on the device you are using)

    When you are ready you can introduce yourself by clicking “+new” or “+” in the top right next to the group title. You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    The Macmillan Support Line is open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support, benefits/financial guidance or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow a few working days for a reply.

    Talking to people face to face can be very helpful so do check to see if you have any Local Macmillan Support in your area, do also check for a local Maggie's Centre as these folks are amazing and give support to all the family.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community ((hugs))

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Thankyou so much ,yes i will do that