Ductal cancer in situ is usually treated with relatively minor surgery. If you've had minor surgery like the removal of a lump, you will need less recovery time than if you've had a mastectomy.
Mastectomies are usually not recommended for very early, or ductal cancer in situ. However, if you're thinking about a mastectomy, you may be concerned about how you will look and feel with one breast, and you may wish to consider your breast reconstruction options.
Appearance is very personal, and women have very individual feelings after this surgery. There are three options available for women who have had mastectomies.