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Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
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6/27/2017I am 62 years old and was diagnosed 2 years ago with LCIS and ALH in the right breast. Under close surveillance program, no hormonal therapy. This past March I was diagnosed with DCIS in the same breast. Had lumpectomy where they found 2 areas of micro-foci DCIS measuring 1.8 mm and 1.5mm along with ALH and ADH. Grade 3, solid subtype and no tumor necrosis. No invasion or m-invasion. Unfortunately I am ER/PR negative so I canít benefit from hormonal therapy. All margins were clear but one was close (.5mm) at the deep posterior margin. Had successful re-excision resulting in a clear margin with no more DCIS, only ADH. Will begin whole breast radiation with 16 sessions and between 4-7 boosts.
What is my prognosis, especially since I am grade 3 and ER/PR negative?
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6/29/2017The mortality associated with a diagnosis of pure DCIS is low, 1-2%.

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