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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|11/23/2011||I had DCIS 3 1/2 years ago in the right breast.(lumpectomy and radiation) Have been on Tamioxifen for 3 years. Recently a stereotactic biopsy was done in the left breast showing LCIS. I have an MRI scheduled and an appt with my breast surgeon next week. Probably then make an appt with my oncologist What kind of treatment can I expect, and what type of questions should I be asking? I feel very lucky the radiologist suggested the biopsy because it was so small, but everyone felt it would be negative.|
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|11/23/2011||LCIS )lobular carcinoma in situ) is not cancer, but is confusing because has the word carcinoma in it. Treatment for LCIS can range from watchful waiting to bilateral mastectomy, depending on individual case and history. In a small portion of cases, breast cancer cells may be found where LCIS was found on a core biopsy. So an excisional biopsy may be recommended, to rule out the presence of other cancer at this current time. LCIS howerev is a risk factor, so seeking follow up as you mention is appropriate. Generally, an MRI cannot show tiny microscopic disease. Good luck!|
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