Nancy Riopel

How Surgeon Became a Four Letter Word Spelled PTSD

As I shared the last time we spoke, I owe my sister my life, or at least my right breast, because she encouraged me to do some research of my own before I made any treatment decisions.  This time when I went on the internet, I was researching DCIS and the various treatment options, rather than shopping for prosthetic nipples.  The more I read and learned, the more convinced I became that a ‘watch and wait’ or ‘Active Surveillance’ approach was the only journey on which I was willing to embark.

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