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|11/15/2011||My mother had DCIS stage 0 about 10 years ago. (Lumpectomy and radiation) Two years ago she was diagnosed with cancer in other breast, stage 1, estrogen receptor + (lumpectomy, chemo and radiation.) She was just diagnosed with Paget's disease in the first breast that was treated. (She had what we thought was a false positive MRI for something behind the nipple when diagnosed with the second cancer.) She is BRAC1 and 2 negative, but we have an extremely bad family history.) What is expected course of treatment if this new cancer isn't invasive?|
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|11/16/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. It certainly sounds like your mother's breasts are trying to tell her something...in other words they are certainly not being very friendly! Regardless if cancer invasive or not, since having had radiation in both breasts for previous breast cancer, she is unable to recive radiation again, so any lumpectomy ruled out. She should seek consultation at a Comprehensive Breast Center, where she will be evaluated by a team of breast cancer specialists, including breast surgical oncologist, breast radiation oncologist, breast plastic reconstructive surgeon and breast medical oncologist. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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