Barbara, I will be having a double mastectomy on Aug. 5. I was diagnosed w/DCIS of
the right breast
May 19 after an excisional biopsy. For several reasons (it was comedo type, less than 1mm from the margin in two places, my breast tissue is very dense and mammograms are tough to interpret, I have had several other breast biopsies for benign tumors and my right breast is practically whittled down to nothing, and my age), my surgeon suggested a mastectomy, even to consider a bilateral.