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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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I was diagnosed with LCIS last week and am leaning heavily toward a pmx.
I had an MRI two years ago. Would another be recommended? I heard that an MRI can detect cancer at its earliest. Is it true that normal MRI would detect a problem years in advance?
Scared to have it done and they will find something other than LCIS~
Thank you for this wonderful service...
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|3/13/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ) is not a breast cancer, despite it's name. It does however put a women at a higher risk for possibly (not definitely) developing breast cancer in the future. Generally, there are three approaches to dealing with a diagnosis of LCIS, and your individual choice will depend on your personal preference, your personal health history and your family history of breast cancer. Women may choose 1)careful observation, 2)taking a medication to reduce cancer risk (chemoprevention) or 3)preventive surgery, such as mastectomy. Seek a formal consult with both a breast surgical and a medical oncologist for recommendations for you. If you consider mastectomy, consult as well with a breast plastic reconstructive surgeon as well. If we can help, please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887) for an appointment. We would be happy to see you. Hope this helps and best wishes.|
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