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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|2/21/2012||I have just been diagnosed with LCIS and my maternal grandmother developed breast cancer in her 40's and died at 52. I am afraid to take tamoxifen because I am high risk for CAD. My maternal aunt died from a blocked widow maker at 32 and my maternal uncle just had a quad bypass and both carotid arteries done. My mother had a complete historectomy at 44 and did not have HRT out of fear of developing breast cancer like her mother. She was also told there might be ovarian cancer in the family but it is not confirmed. Should I consider having a bilateral mastectomy?|
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|2/21/2012||consider genetic counseling and testing first before taking this big surgical step. that information should help you in making more informed decisions. if you carried a breast cancer gene then doing bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction makes perfect (and wise) sense. It's relieving to hear that your grandmother was the one diagnosed in the past and not others along with her. she is a second degree relative for you so only increases your risk a little bit. LCIS as you know is a risk factor too however there are probably millions ofwomen walking around with LCIS in their breast and don't even know it and never get breast cancer.|
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