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Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
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12/28/2017What could cause new calcifications at the surgery site of a lumpectomy done a year and half ago? DCIS WAS STAGE O GOING INTO SURGERY AND OUT AND NO NODE INVOLVEMNT? Surgeon was sure of margins! I am on tamoxifen! I know they are trying to find an accurate way to find the cause of these calcifications and I understand many biopsies of breast calcifications have benign non cancerous results! I have heterogeneously dense breast tissue also and I understand this makes it more difficult to detect abnormalities! I know that calcifications are common and could have causes like cysts, changes and adenosis, scar tissue from surgery or fat necrosis. I think they are leaning toward fat necrosis! Just anxious! Thanks for your answers in advancwe
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12/28/2017it can be local recurrence or it can be fat necrosis. biopsy is likely only way to definitively know. having clear margins and being on hormonal therapy is a way to prevent recurrence but there are no guarantees.

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