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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|12/11/2011||I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomies for LCIS. Should I take tamoxifen for 5 years to reduce my risk of breast cancer even further? I have heard there even with mastectomy, there might still be a small amount of breast tissue remaining.|
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|12/11/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. Tamoxifen is a hormonal therapy prescribed by a breast medical oncologist and can be used as a risk reduction measure againjst breast cancer, if indicated. Consult with a breast medical oncologist to assess whether the benefit of your taking Tamoxifen outweighs the risk of adverse effects. There are many factors to consider, such as your personal history, your family history, your age, etc. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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