So after my core biopsy, I thought I had 1.4CM mixed IDC/ILC ++- tumor but after receiving my MRI results it seems like there is more extensive disease. From my path report;" Additionally within the left breast there is marked abnormal mass and nonmass enhancement involving all 4 quadrants of the left breast". "Collectively the regions of abnormal enhancement appear to encompass all 4 quadrants as well as the nipple areolar complex. The maximal extent of appears to measure approximately 7.7 cm"
Although the new stuff hasn't been biopsied, my BS feels like it's DCIS. She's tried to call the Radiologist that read the report but they had left for the day. She'll try again tomorrow. I wasn't going to do any more biopsies because I'm having a mastectomy. So they wouldn't change my surgical decision. This is the 2nd time I've had cancer in this breast. It's not a recurrence but a new primary cancer. I had a lumpectomy and radiation followed by tamoxifen.
BS is worried that she won't be able to get clean margins and won't be able to re-radiate the area. She asked me to reach out to my MO and get his thoughts on neoadjuvant chemo. I'm wondering if anyone else walked this path could share with me the length of their neoadjuvant therapy.