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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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|3/21/2012||Hi, as per question below, I appreciate your feedback. So if these cells aren't involved in fluid production, then what do they do? Can you have fibrocystic change at age 49, in one breast. I have a build-up of fluid in some of the ducts in my right breast - discharge through a single ductal openning. I'm told that ususally when they see dilated ducts (but not abnormally dilated)that it's hormonal imbalance. However, it's one breast, and my breasts aren't tender or sore. I know the only way to tell is through a tissue sample, but that doesn't seem to be an option, nor is a ductogram. So I'm just trying to understand what this is all about. Thank-you for your feedback. Regards.|
Question:I was diagnosed with ALH about 15 months ago. I'm just wondering in terms of the abnormal cells, and increase in the number of cells, does this cause an increase in the production of breast fluid in a nonlactating breast. With increased fluid production in the lobues, is this what causes a build-up of fluid in the breast ducts. I realize the lobules are stimulated by excess estrogen to produce the fluid, but where do the cells come-in. Probably a bit of an advanced question, but I can't seem to find anything specific enough online.
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|3/22/2012||ALH are abnormal cells, not cancer. LCIS, lobular carcinoma in situ, is not cancer, despite its name. These abnormal cells do not produce excess of fluid, or any fluid. Not sure whats is going on in your breast, but seek a formal consultaion with a breast specialist. Best wishes|
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