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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|1/18/2011||Hi Lilly. Just emailed you a question, now have a couple more.Sorry to bother you again.What is a high risk counselor and how do they determine what your risk is after LCIS?Should every breast care center have a high risk counselor?I was told I was high risk by my surgeon because of my diagnosis of LCIS, and my age. As stated previously, no family hx of BC. Was running before my diagnosis and eating healthier. Just curious as how the high risk counselor determines what my risk is versus if I should take a hormone for prevention.If the breast care center where I go does not have a high risk counselor, can you recommend where to go? Live 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Baltimore.Do you recommend getting a second opinion?|
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|1/18/2011||all comprehensive breast centers do have high risk counselors. this individual can actually calculate using a special formula what your risk of getting breast cancer is, short term and long term. LCIS is one risk factor. family history is another. there are additional ones too (like when did you start your menstrual periods). By calculating your risk for you this provides you more information as to whether you want to take hormonal therapy or not. hormonal therapy should be prescribed by a medical oncologist.|
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