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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|7/24/2011||I had a core biopsy for calcifications. The diagnosis from the pathology report reads "lobular carcinoma in situ, focal, with associated lobular hyperplasia. Focal calcifications are identified not involving lobular neoplasia". I was told I need surgery. Are there any alternatives? (Other factors: My Mom had breast cancer in her early 40's. I was BRCA tested and am negative.)|
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|7/25/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center with your questions. So here, we would perform a minamally invasive core needle biopsy first, and then depending on pathology results, such as your finding of LCIS (which is not a cancer) and ALH, next step would be an excisional or open biopsy in the operating room buy one of our breast surgical oncologists. A core needle biopsy makes an initial diagnosis, but only samples several cores of tissue, while an excisional biopsy will remove the larger area of concern en masse. We would suggest that you seek care at a Comprehensive Breast Center where you will be examined, evaluated and treated by breast health/breast cancer experts. With your mother's pre menopausal breast cancer diagnosis and now your high risk findings, it would be helpful for you to consult with a breast medical oncologist to see what recommendations could be made for you, for risk reduction maeasures for the future. Hope this helps, and best wishes.|
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