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I've been diagnosed with LCIS after breast reduction surgery. I'm so confused about this and I have to wait weeks to see a doctor. Do I have breast cancer?

Danielle Moore Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did some research and it is lobular carcinoma in situ. From what I read, it is not cancer but abnormal cells in the lobules that increases the risk for developing cancer in the future. Not everyone develops cancer. It is found accidentally when doing some other procedure. I would call my doctor and ask him/her to explain it to you
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    • Danielle Moore Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks! I keep getting differing info from different docs and can't get in to see the breast cancer doc for a few weeks

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    • Lysa Allison Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      The information on the Internet was confusing too. Your oncologist should be able to clear things up for you. Keep us posted.

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    • Danielle Moore Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks!!!! I was able to speak to a breast cancer nurse at fox chase cancer center who told me that my plastic surgeon wad wrong when he told me I had breast cancer. She said it's confusing because carcinoma in situ means non invasive cancer,...

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      Thanks!!!! I was able to speak to a breast cancer nurse at fox chase cancer center who told me that my plastic surgeon wad wrong when he told me I had breast cancer. She said it's confusing because carcinoma in situ means non invasive cancer, except when it's lobular carcinoma in situ..,,, how confusing! They are going to do another biopsy of the tissue just to confirm the diagnosis. I feel very lucky but still nervous about possibly having to take tomaxafin.

      Thank you!!!

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      That is good news Danielle. The difference between DCIS and LCIS IS confusing! I can understand your concern about Tamoxifen. I'm so glad you don't have to go through chemo, radiation, etc. Best wishes to you!

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