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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|2/2/2011||I am 60 years old and recently diagnosed with lcis. mammogram was normal, mri was normal but ultrasound showed dialated 1 cm cyst behind left nipple. I had gone to my doctor with breast pain. I was referred to a surgeon who removed duct and dx of lcis was made. I have seen an oncologist and put on Evista. My 47 year old sister was dxd with breast cancer 3 years ago. bilateral mastectomy path showed tumor 20% in duct and 80% in brest. she had a negative mammo and us with a positive Mri. Should I get mastectomy? or do surveillance?|
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|2/2/2011||it would be very useful to first meet with a high risk specialist and have your risk of getting breast cancer properly assessed and calculated for you. you may even be advised to get tested for the BRCA 1 and 2 gene. Depending on the outcome of that discussion and possible testing will help determine if bilateral mastectomy may be your wisest move or if close surveillance is acceptable for now.|
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