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I have invasive lobular stage one. They will remove bothbreasts if nodes are negative? then what

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
 
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Everyone's case is different. Once you have your pathology report from surgery, your Drs will come up with a plan best suited for you. Prayers to you.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Everyone's treatment(s) are individualized even with the same diagnosis. I had a unilateral mastectomy, 4 cycles of a TC regimen with Neulasta shot the day after, and 28 rounds of rads. I'm now on a hormone blocker (5 years that may become 10 by the time 5 is done).
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    For me after that it was chemo, radiation, and now for tamoxifen for a few more years.
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  • Mandana K. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Invasive lobular carcinoma is different from invasive ductal carcinoma.Its more probable to ILC to be bilateral than IDC,therefore doctors recommends to patients to do bilateral mastectomy..I had IDC stage 2A,doctor said if u do lumpectomy u must do radiation therapy,I said I wanted bilateral mastectomy.i did it near 3 months ago and I am doing chemotherapy ,after it I must use Tamoxifen.Well every one based on her pathology report will get her treatment.One of my best friends mother had ILC 8 years ago ,stage one,but she did unilateral mastectomy,6 course chemotherapy and then hormone blocker .
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had ILC in my right breast, stage 2. First had a lumpectomy because the size shown on ultrasound and MRI appeared to be small, however, after lumpectomy, surgeon couldn't clear margins and I had to go back for a mastectomy. Also read that ILC affects both breasts, but my surgeon and oncologist did not recommenda double. I opted for just the right, with immediate reconstruction. I had minimal node involvement so I did not require chemo because my onco test came back low. I was on tamoxifen for 3 years and now have switched to Arimidex. I know that after my surgery I had to go for a mammo on my left breast every 6 months. , but I have since graduated to just my annual mammo. I wish you all the best, remember, it does get better as time goes on. It makes us stronger
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