Jun 11, 2017 10:49AM - edited Jun 11, 2017 11:05AM by BarredOwl
I'm not clear on your diagnosis. This is a Forum for those with DCIS plus very small invasive breast cancers, where the invasive disease is HER2-positive:
>>Micro-invasive DCIS that is HER2 positive — Meet others with this diagnosis.
"Microinvasion" is an invasive Tumor ≤ 1 mm in greatest dimension. When microinvasion is present along with DCIS, it is sometimes referred to as "DCIS with microinvasion" ("DCIS-MI"). However, despite the name, the presence of invasion means that the diagnosis is invasive breast cancer (Stage IA or higher) and is no longer Stage 0 DCIS.
However, you only discussed some DCIS, and did not mention any microinvasion or the features of any invasive disease (ER, PR or HER2 status).
So, did you have pure DCIS or was some micro-invasion identified in your biopsy or surgery?
In case you had pure DCIS with no evidence of invasion (pure Stage 0 disease), then re your question: "meds tough i hear on negative receptors?":
(1) Pure DCIS (with no invasion) that is hormone-receptor negative (ER- PR-) is not typically treated with any drugs under current consensus guidelines.
(2) Pure DCIS (with no invasion) that is hormone-receptor positive (ER+ and/or PR+) may be treated with endocrine therapy (also referred to as anti-hormonal therapy) (e.g., Tamoxifen or possibly an Aromatase Inhibitor (for certain post-menopausal patients).
The above speaks to treatment of existing DCIS (Stage 0). Those who are considered to be at high risk for a new primary tumor (new diagnosis) due to a pathogenic mutation in a gene that confers a pre-disposition to breast cancer may receive a recommendation of endocrine therapy for the purpose of "chemoprevention".
Be sure to obtain complete copies of the pathology reports from all biopsies and surgeries for your review and records.