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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|1/15/2011||My pathology report after my lumpectomy gave the diagnosis of Pleomorphic Invasive Lobular Cancer. On this same report, it also states. "LCIS." Nobody has mentioned what this means in relation to the diagnosis. Does it mean a certain portion of the tumor was LCIS? Would it be helpful to know what percentage of the tumor was LCIS? My pathology report was titled "Patient Report," so I am assuming I was not given all the information. Is the patient generally told what percentage of the tumor was invasive and what percentage of the tumor was still LCIS? Thanks!|
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|1/15/2011||the measurement that is done is of the invasive component. the presence of LCIS is insignificant and LCIS doesn't turn into invasive lobular cancer. LCIS, despite it having the word "carcinoma" in its title, is just a marker for increased risk. that now is a mute point since you have been diagnosed with invasive lobular. ask the breast surgical oncologist if clear margins were achieved in all size directions. that is key. it is common for invasive lobular to be larger than it appeared to be on xray film.|
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