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|11/11/2011||Dcis 5 mm grade 2 second cancer first invasive nine years ago..On Other breast.. Did lumpectomy second time as well..didn't do Tumor Board but perhaps should I have..Pure dcis this time did the gene tests it was neg.. Er pr neg too.. Should have taken breast off??|
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|11/13/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Sorry to hear of your 2nd breast cancer...it's hard enough to hear those words the first time. But stand strong...you are an amazing, strong survior. So a lumpectomy with radiation equals over survival benefit as having a mastectomy, so the decision for a woman to have a mastectomy or not in this case is a personal one. You could seek another opinion at a Comprehensive Breast Center with a breast medical oncologist as to recommendation for any further treatment. Hope this helps and best wishes. We are only phone call or mouse click way.|
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