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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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My mother passed away at the age of 38 from breast cancer. My grandmother was also in her 40's when she died of BC. My mother's sister was 42. So, lots of family history. I have had several stereotactic biopsies. Surgeon says calcifications are increasing every 6 months.
On my last stereo biopsy, I was diagnosed with ADH and LCIS. I am having excisional surgery on Sept. 9th.
My question is, where do I go from here? Should I just continue to have biopsies every 6 months? Should I see an oncologist?
Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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|8/17/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. You have an incredible family history! Please seek second opinion at a Comprehensive Breast Center, where you will be evaluated by a team of breast experts, including breast surgical oncologist, breast medical and radiation oncologist, and breast plastic reconstructive surgeon. You should be evaluated by a high risk breast specialist, with counseling and testing for any genetic component, since such a strong family history of pre-menopausal breast cancer. And your recent diagnosis of ADH and LCIS (which is not a breast cancer, but a high risk finding) puts you into a very high risk category for breast cancer! There are other options available for you besides frequent biopsies and excisional biopsies. Please consider our recommendations. We would be happy to see you here...call Shelia @ 443-287-BRST (2887).|
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