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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|5/3/2010||I am 56 and was diagnosed with LCIS after a biopsy and MRI. Do I have to have surgery right away? should I start with hormonal therapy with letrozole first then the surgery ?|
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|5/5/2010||if biopsy was done as core biopsy then a surgical biopsy is needed to ensure that only LCIS, a marker of increased risk, is there and nothing else more worrisome. if surgical biopsy was done and LCIS was the only finding then you are done from a surgical perspective and time to meet with a medical oncologist who specializes in high risk women to determine if hormonal therapy for prevention is advisable for you or not. L|
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