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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|2/13/2011||Hi Lillie! Pathology from lumpectomy showed ILC (0.7cm removed with clean margin but additional area noted in sample so need re-excision). It also showed extensive LCIS - classic type. Is there more than one type of LCIS? What does "classic" type mean?My surgeon said I have "the kind of LCIS that always turns into cancer" so recommends mastectomy. Second opinion doctor said to treat the ILC and ignore the LCIS. He recommends re-excision with sentinel node biopsy followed by radiation. How will the radiation effect the LCIS cells?Background: Grade 1, 5/9 ER+ PR- HER2- 62 yearsMany many thanks for providing this service which is so helpful to so many.|
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|2/13/2011||LCIS -- there's just one kind per se. And the majority of women with LCIS never get breast cancer. It also doesn't turn into breast cancer. it actually can't. That said, sound like doctor #2 is following standard of care! re-excision. radiation. There is also no need to surgically remove all LCIS. it is merely a marker for risk. nothing more. Great to see grade 1. great to see some estrogen receptivity. great to see HER2 negative!!! so hormonal therapy will probably happen post radiation. be well dear!|
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