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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|12/19/2011||I recently had a breast reduction on one breast and tissue showed I have Pleomorphic LCIS. I had breast cancer in 2000 on the other breast which was treated successfully with chemo, lumpectomy, radiation. Anyway, recently my breast surgeon took my PLCIS case to a doctor conference at our hospital and she said that even the docs do not know how to treat me: they are torn between close monitoring (every six months a mammo or MRI) and take Tamoxifen or bilateral mastectomies. Breast surgeon is concerned that they have been overtreating PLCIS like DCIS. I personally don't like the idea of waiting around for the shoe to drop. So far I haven't heard any definitive opinion |
and that's what I want. Too much gray area here. I am 58, no BRCA mutation.
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|12/20/2011||so having LCIS in the healthy breast simply means that you are at increased risk of getting breast cancer in either breast, and in fact, you did get breast cancer. so it would be doubtful to do anything additional beyond what you were advised to do for prevention of recurrence.|
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