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Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|3/2/2012||Hello I'm 38 years old and Ihave been diagnose with DCIS right breast, initial stage: TIS, Grade: 2-3 and Hormonal status:ER+ PR+.I'm after 2 lumpectommis (my DCIS was 8cm big in 2 places), 21 radio and start tamox. My cancer in uninvasive. Can you tell me how long people live with this cancer (if this is posible). I'm doing everything my doctor seing and can you tell me what all that diagnosis "really" are. Please i'm wery confused with medical language,|
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|3/2/2012||so based on what you have written you have stage 0 breast cancer. noninvasive breast cancer cells. good news frankly. 8cms of DCIS is a large amount that would carry usually a high probability of there being some invasive cells somewhere within the DCIS. the usual recommend based on size of the DCIS would be to do mastectomy unless you are very large breasted and can accommodate a large lumpectomy and still have the breast look cosmetically good. If doing mastectomy, no radiation would be needed for DCIS. no chemo either. likely hormonal therapy in the form of tamoxifen would be recommended. if you have done lumpectomy and achieved clear margins and breast looks okay then onto radiation is the next step. stage 0 carries a 99% survival rate. consider your situation a very fortunate one.|
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