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Diagnosed with invasive tubular carcinoma with a more severe invasive lobular carcinoma, what are my treatment options?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Gosh, treatment options depend on so many factors and usually are different with everyone. You don't mention what Stage your cancer is, but with ITC and ILC I would imagine you'll be in for surgery, radiation, and chemo. Beyond that I really can't say either how long any treatment will last, or what type of surgery you'll have. My personal recommendation, and what I did, is to be aggressive. Go for whatever they recommend and push for anything more that is reasonable and that your doctor will agree to. Best of luck to you, and keep us posted!
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Evelyn is so right in everything she has said. There are so many options but the primary ones are surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy, and radiation to wipe out any cancer cells that might have escaped from the original site. Those are the big three. It all depends on the individual cells in your type of breast cancer. The treatment is really tailored made just for you. Thankfully, "one size doesn't fit all" when it comes to breast cancer treatment. They really try to target your type that way it is the most effective all the way around. It doesn't matter what type of breast cancer you have, it is a tough, nasty opponent that does not play fair. You have to kick it as hard as you can right now. You put on your big girl panties and fight like a real warrior. Hang in there darlin' you have a big sisterhood standing behind you. YOu go girl! May God and His legion of angels go with you! Love and prayers, Sharon
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    As the others have said... It will most likely be some combination of chemo, surgery, and radiation. Have you met with an oncologist yet? They will lay out a treatment plan specific to your situation. It sucks being in "limbo" knowing you have cancer but not having a treatment plan in place. This is treatable, even curable so try to stay positive. It's a journey and it is tough at times but I've learned a lot about myself and met some new friends and reconnected with others... Best of luck to you and we are all here for you! :)
    about 7 years Flag
    • Harley Girl Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Harley Girl update from November 2012
      Had bilateral mastectomies 24 January 2013 and 5 lymph nodes removed from each side with immediate reconstruction started. Drains were uncomfortable, but managable. It's been tough emotionally, and physically...

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      Harley Girl update from November 2012
      Had bilateral mastectomies 24 January 2013 and 5 lymph nodes removed from each side with immediate reconstruction started. Drains were uncomfortable, but managable. It's been tough emotionally, and physically tiring. Tell your friends and coworkers what youre going through, there isn't anything to be embarressed about. You'll be amazed at the outpouring of help.

      over 6 years Flag

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