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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|3/1/2012||I received call this morning from my surgical oncologist's office that I LCIS was found in the stereotactic biopsy I had on Monday for suspicious calcifications. Is a excisional biopsy usually done in addition? I have an appointment with my surgeon next Wednesday to discuss treatment. Just trying to prepare for what may be next.|
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|3/1/2012||Yes, with a core needle bx result of LCIS, we would recommend excisional biospy. A core needle biopsy removes 'cores' of tissue; the excisioanl biopsy removes the entire area en masse for pathology analysis.|
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