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Waiting and watching with ‘Stage 0’ breast cancer put to nationwide test

  • 2 May 2017
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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Barbara Nickles and Ligia Toro de Stefani are both women in their early 60s who were diagnosed with abnormal cells in a breast, or Stage 0 breast cancer, as it’s sometimes labeled. Nickles decided to have a double mastectomy. Toro de Stefani opted for “active surveillance” and a twice-yearly battery of tests. See more

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1 comments on article "Waiting and watching with ‘Stage 0’ breast cancer put to nationwide test"

S.marie blanton

5/15/2017 10:45 AM

I am pleased to know that women now have a choice to choose what they prefer to do with a Stage 0 breast cancer. I was never told that there was a possibility of cancer lurking in my breast duct. My mammogram report stated that : My mammogram appeared normal, however I would be notified to repeat one every six months. Five years later the pain alerted me to the cancer bursting out of the duct with a stage 2b cancer. And to destroy a myth about cancer not being painful, mine was. Men and women should be proactive as possible when it comes to their bodies and health.

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