Cancer and Your Future

Ductal cancer in situ, if identified and treated early, can usually be completely eliminated. You may live the rest of your life free from breast cancer. Being a survivor of breast cancer may make you feel a special joy in a sense catching and treating ductal cancer in situ early is the "best case" imaginable. Your future lies ahead, and you have every reason to look forward to a healthy life, with your victory over cancer now behind you.

What helped you defeat your ductal cancer was early detection. Monitoring your health (including your breasts) is part of smart preventative care for yourself. Normal follow-up procedures like breast self-examinations, regular physical examinations, and mammograms are not only important from a medical perspective, but they give you some peace of mind about your health in the future.

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