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Questions about advanced metastatic breast cancer.
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|3/8/2012||I have been diognosed with Metastatic Anecdotalcarcinoma. The Lymph Nodes under my left arm are enlarged. I have had a mamogram, MRI, Bone Scan, Petscan. The Petscan only shows the cancer in the nodes - nowhere else in the body. I had a needle biopsy and recently 1/3 of the largest node was biopsied. The needle biopsy showed some signs of canacer in the breast. I have not received the results of the 2nd biopsy.|
Basically, my doctors do not know where the primary area of the cancer is located.
They are scheduling a very aggressive chemo treatment this Monday.
I have breast implants 2008 surgery, could I have ALCL?
I am concerned that I will be overtreated for a cancer that is not identifed correctly.
Can you please help me?
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|3/8/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. I'm thinking you mean 'adenocarcinoma". I am also unclear what you mean by 'they can't find it', if your first needle biopsy was positive, and this doesn't seem to be metastatic if they only see disease in the nodes. This would be locally advanced, not metastatic which indicates ca spread to other organs in the body.|
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