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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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I was diagnosed in 2000 w/DCIS with LCIS present and had excisional biopsy, radiation and 5 years of Tamoxifen. In 2010 I was diagnosed with triple negative IDC on the same side as the DCIS, with LCIS present. Had 6 rounds of CT and single mastectomy. Now I have LCIS which was found incidentally on the other side when calcifications were biopsied from annual mammogram. Calcifications benign. 6 month screening mammogram has been recommended, with a surgical biopsy an option if I want it. Should I go for the surgical biopsy? My thinking is that if I have to have a mammogram every 6 months anyway, what value would it add? Thank you.
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|5/4/2011||Goodness, a lot has been going on. If biopsy already performed, and benign, does not seem logical to go to OR for an excisional biopsy, unless something more suspicious is showing on your imaging? Also, I would suggest several possible options: consult with a high risk breast specialist to add information as far as decisons for possible of cancer, which could impact your future surgical decisions; make an appointment at a Comprehensive Breast Center, with a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, for recommendations; and consider genetic counseling for need for testing BrCa gene. Best wishes, and remember we are a mouse click away. We would be happy to see you here at Johns Hopkins for a consult to help in decison making. Call Shelia @ 443-287-BRST (2778). Thank you.|
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