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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|1/26/2011||Hi Lillie,What all factors are included in a high risk assessment of LCIS before a woman is prescribed an anti-estrogen? I was prescribed Evista because the results of my path report from surgery was LCIS. My surgery was a left breast needle LOC biopsy. I have reservations about taking Evista because of all the side effects. Are the results of my path report enough to start someone on an anti- estrogen pill? Do you have woman who refuse to take an anti-estrogen pill? What would you say to them about that when they refuse? Any input is appreciated.|
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|1/26/2011||To determine this requires a formal consultation with a high risk counselor who specializes in breast cancer genetics. family history, age at time of menstruation, age now, smoking history, alcohol use, HRT use, age at menopause (if that has happened yet), other medical conditions that are contraindicated for taking drugs like tamoxifen, and the list goes on and on. So having a woman's risk of breast cancer properly calculated is important before embarking on hormonal therapy for prevention. some women do opt to take medication and their only risk factor is LCIS; others opt not to and may even carry a breast cancer gene.|
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