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1/31/2018Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma, well differentiated by Bloom-Richardson method 5/9. Tubular formation 3/3 Nuclear atypia 1/3 mitotic activity 1/3 LCI in-situ not identified Vascular Lymphatic space invasion not identified....etc. Ultrasound : at 6 o'clock, periareolar location ...posterior acoustic shadowing 1.3 x 1.3x 0.76cm. Normal appearing lymph nodes...Referred to a general surgeon who I saw yesterday. Answers vague. Could not answer how many lumpectomy/mastectomy surgeries he has performed. I am 68 yr old female with history of cancer- grandmother, older sister 10 years ago (also at 68 with lumpectomy and radiation) and niece in her late 40's with mastectomy. Do I need a specialist? No specialist in my HMO group.
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1/31/2018You need to see a specialist: a breast surgical oncologist. If you can come to us, please call 443-997-1513. You should also consider genetic testing due to your family history.

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