Some people find it very hard to make decisions about treatment. If you’re asked to choose between treatments or whether to have treatment, make sure that you have enough information. Your specialist can explain what’s involved and any possible side effects of the treatment so you can decide what’s right for you.
Some women with DCIS are concerned about having treatment for a condition that isn’t life-threatening. However, most women accept that it’s important to treat DCIS to prevent it from developing into an invasive cancer. The aim of treatment is to reduce the risk of developing invasive breast cancer.
Because there are different options, it’s important to think about what’s right for you. DCIS doesn’t need to be treated urgently, so you can take time to think things over. You should ask questions or discuss anything you don’t understand with your surgeon or breast care nurse.