I was diagnosed with DCIS in November. The pathology report - low grade, cribriform and micropapillary types, two foci, 5mm and 4mm in greatest dimension respectively, each foci of DCIS is separated by 1mm from cauterized and closest deep margin , no invasive carcinoma present, megaive for lymphatic and vascular invasion, radial sclerosing lesion with atypical duct hyperplasia not present in the previous biopsy site. Focal apocrine metaplasia, papillary and cystic. I had 34 radiation treatments. Now the medical oncologist is recommending tamoxifen. I am questioning if I need to do this. The risk factors are significant and to me it seems like I am just trading one risk for another. Would it be foolish to refuse?
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