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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|1/18/2011||Hello Lilly,I am 54 years old, no family hx of BC. Had a complete Hyster in 2007.Yearly mammo done in Oct. 2010 with changes noted. Two left breast biopsies in Nov. 2010. One benign, the other atypical lobular hyperplasia with a recommendation of surgery to remove the abnormal area. My surgery was Jan. 4th of 2011. Path report diagnosis is LCIS, fibrocystic changes. Recommended to follow up every 6 months with left breast mammo and a visit with the surgeon, along with my yearly mammo, as well as to go on tamoxifen for five years. I am concerned with the side effects, so Evista was recommended to me. Still have reservations about Evista. What can you tell me about the treatment of LCIS and what can you tell me to make me feel better about taking evista.After my Hyster no hormone pill was given because of my family history of heart disease and the risks of taking HRT. That is why I have reservations about this med. Also what would you say to someone who refused to take any meds that were recommended to them for LCIS? Thanks for any info you can give to me.|
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|1/18/2011||LCIS, lobular carcinoma insitu, is a marker for increased risk of getting breast cancer and unto itself is not breast cancer nor does it turn into breast cancer later. there are many many women with LCIS who don't get breast cancer and many women walking around with LCIS in their breast and don't even know it. that said, it would be beneficial to meet with a high risk counselor and discuss what your personal true risk is, based on a variety of factors. from this you can then decide if you want to take hormonal therapy for prevention or not. (these hormonal drugs cut the risk in half for whatever that degree of risk is for you.)other life style changes can also help reduce risk. exercising regularly. low fat diet. no smoking. limiting alcohol. so get informed further on what your true risk is then you will be in a better position to decide if you do or don't want to embark on hormonal therapy for prevention.|
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