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Topic: Grade 3 with Focal LVI

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Jun 2, 2017 08:23AM

PamJ23 wrote:

Hey everyone, I'm new here. Was diagnosed with idc on April 27th from core biopsy. Had lumpectomy on May 9th and my pathology results are: invasive ductal carcinoma size 14mm with dcis present with clear margins. Both are grade 3 and my primary tumour is PT1C, i don't know my hormone receptor status yet. The part that really worries me(other then the grade 3) is that is says focal lymph vascular invasion is present. Can anyone tell me anything about this?

Thanks so much for listening,

Pam

Dx 4/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/8/2017 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/25/2017 Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy
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Jun 2, 2017 09:37AM Luckynumber47 wrote:

Here's how my BS explained it to me: "I had a wonky spot on the wall of my tumor that might have caused me some trouble a year or so down the road." Thanks, I'm back in second grade again. When I questioned her about it at later visits she said it wasn't a problem yet because my lymph node was negative so it hadn't built the path to the lymph node yet. Then I asked her about the vascular (blood) part and she just sort of shrugged, like well, yes it could have gotten into my blood.

From all of my reading it just seems like any further systemic treatment you do is enough to account for the LVI. Since chemo wasn't recommended for me I just make sure to take my letrozole every day.

There are ladies on this board who had "extensive LVI" in their signature lines and they seem to be doing just fine. It's just something to know about your diagnosis but not something to worry about

My avatar is a Blue Footed Boobie. Cracked me up. Dx 2/15/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/16/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 4/6/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 5/16/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 2, 2017 10:16AM Moderators wrote:

Hi PamJ and welcome to Breastcancer.org,

We're so sorry you have to be here, but we're really glad you found us. Our amazing Community is a valuable resource for support, information and advice, as you can already see!

We'd also suggest you post in the IDC forum, where you can meet others with a similar diagnosis.

Also, you may find the information on the main Breastcancer.org site's section on Your Diagnosis helpful, including great info on Vascular or Lymphatic System Invasion.

We hope this helps and that we hear more from you soon. We're all here to support you!

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Jun 2, 2017 01:53PM PamJ23 wrote:

Thank you

Dx 4/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/8/2017 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/25/2017 Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy

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