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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|1/4/2011||Hello Lilly - Stereotactic biopsy of microcalcifications in left breast diagnosed as "LCIS with microcalcifications". Microscopic description: Carinoma in situ with grade 1 nuclei and intraluminal microcalcifications. No necrosis or invasive tumor seen. Immunohistochemical stain e-cadherin performed and showed no staining in the critical cells consistent with lobular origin. I'll be seeing a breast oncologist in 2 weeks. Meanwhile I'm very curious to know if a surgical biopsy is the typical next step for this type of diagnosis and if so, the objective of the procedure. Many, many thanks for your informative site. Just reading the posts has pulled me through to this point. I'll be most grateful for your reply.|
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|1/4/2011||correct. surgical biopsy is the next step to ensure that only LCIS and atypia are present and no cancer cells are present. LCIS as you probably know is a marker for increased risk and though it has the word "carcinoma" in its title it actually isn't cancer at all. So hope you are seeing a breast surgical oncologist. you don't need a medical oncologist at this point.|
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