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Jun 24, 2016 11:04AM
Dear SpringLotusFlower: The waiting and worrying is stressful and AWFUL! Have you considered genetic testing? The waiting for genetic testing was long too but it was worth having the test (if you are a candidate). The oncotype test determined whether I needed to have chemo. My doctors thought that my results would show that I would be in the "grey area" because of the pleomorphic nature, but the results of my oncotype showed a low score. I wish you the best of luck. The whole experience is harrowing. I would expect that you will be taking tamoxifen after your tx is finished since you are pre-menopausal. I was diagnosed pre-menopausally too but I was medically induced into menopause so that I could take an Aromatase Inhibitor. (I could not metabolize tamoxifen.) My MO informed me that AI's work slightly better for Lobular Carcinoma than Tamoxifen does.
I just looked at your signature. You have really "been through the wringer". You were dx very young the first time. I am sorry that you are having a second round of bc. Hugs!!
Hormone + Pleomorphic ILC, Pleomorphic LCIS,& Invasive Tubular Carcinoma for 1st BC DX. Hormone negative, Grade 3 DCIS for 2nd BC DX. History of dispersed ALH along with PASH, FEA, and focal atypia. Oncotype 14, Ki67: 21%. Dx Premenopausally.
6/25/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/25/2014, LCIS, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014, IDC: Tubular, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014, LCIS, Left, 4cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/22/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Prophylactic ovary removal
9/7/2014 Whole-breast: Breast
10/5/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)