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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|6/9/2011||I read all the other entries before emailing you as I am trying to learn as much as I can, however, I believe I have a unique situation. I received final diagnosis of "LCIS with no invasive carcinoma identified" today. Right breast only.(I had genetic testing...came back negative for any BC gene.)The doctor's office is setting me up with an oncologist in their practice to be followed closely...however, I am on warfarin for Factor V Leiden Resistance to Activated Protein C and cannot take tamoxifen which can cause blood clots. I understand it is usually prescribed for someone with LCIS. So, my question is, what would be my other options? And are there any other drugs out there that do not cause blood clots? Thank you so much for your time.|
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|6/9/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast center with your questions. Although the name includes the term carcinoma, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is not really cancer, but rather a noninvasive condition that increases the risk of developing cancer in the future. about 25 percent of patients who have LCIS will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. This increased risk applies to both breasts, regardless of which breast is affected with LCIS.|
Treating lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) can be complicated because the condition itself is not cancerous and the majority of people with LCIS do not ever develop cancer; yet, it is known that they have a higher risk of developing cancer in the future.
With LCIS, you should increase breast surveillance, my consider raloxifene rather than tamoxifen, and in some cases women consider mastectomy. Seek a consultation at a Comprehensive Breast center where you will be examined and evaluated by breast experts. Best wishes!
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