Just diagnosed and started treatment for ILC (pleomorphic)
I have recently joined this forum as I was dx with grade 2, Stage IlB ILC (including LCIS and DCIS) in my left breast.
I'm aged 49 years and apart from being a femaie, I don't bear the obvious risk factors for BC. So this has come as a shock to me!
My surgery was a week ago. The histopathology showed that the margins and lymph nodes were clear and the mass measured 23mm (not sure why I have been staged 2b as I readings suggest 2a)?
I opted for a wide excision, some lymph node removal, breast conserving surgery to my left breast and a reduction on the right breast.
In Australia, there is limited information about Invasive pleomorphic lobular carcinoma. As I have this type of BC, my treatment is suggested to be a course of radiation and hormone therapy - Tamoxifen for 10 years.
Chemotherapy was not recommended by the oncologist team so I won't be having it as part of my treatment.