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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|8/5/2010||Hi I was diagnosed with LCIS in 2004 and had a lumpectomy and all calcifications were removed before surgery with core needle. I was on tamoxifen for 4 1/2 yrs.Taken off because of 'possible' TIA's. My question is.I seem to be growing more and more breast cyst. I now have very severe burning in my left breast mainly my nipple but feels like it is coming from deep within. Pulling sensation maybe? It lasted a week and settled down, now my right breast is starting. I drink no caffiene and no have no chocolate (sad face) My oncologist said she didn't feel anything that could be causing it but I asked the woman who does my mammograms and she said if it didn't go away after vit. e etc. maybe I should request an MRI just to be sure because of my history. By the way my red blood cell count is high 5.10. Onc. said it should be around 2-3. What could you suggest. P.s. I have no discharge, but my left nipple is how to say unresponsive???? Thank you for your time.|
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|8/6/2010||if you came off of tamoxifen recently it may be related to hormonal changes happening in response to discontinuing this drug. diagnostic evaluation should happen anyway though including mammogram and possibly ultrasound. if no diagnosis can be confirmed (such as cysts that can then be aspirated if they are the cause of the pain) then consideration for an MRI might be made.|
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