I know I haven't posted a lot here on the Dis, but I do spend a lot of time reading here and feel quite comfortable here, enough to post this. I just found out tonight that my mother has DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ, or 'stage zero' breast cancer. We don't know yet if it has spread beyond the breast at all, or if it is just confined to the ducts. But either way, this is very scary news. It is not, technically, cancer at this point but could develop into it, and if it isn't and is treated, the DCIS can come back within a few years. That's about all I know at this point. It's only been a few hours since I found out, but I already feel a large weight on me, as I'm the oldest and the only sibling that knows; My littlest sister is too young to share the news with at this stage, since things could go very positively. And my mother has asked me not to share this with my younger sister, as she just recently started her Freshman year of college and is out of state. So I'm already feeling guilty that I have to keep this from her and in. But anyway, just hoping for some strength from positive words and prayers. We truly and greatly appreciate it. Thank you.