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Aug 2, 2015 10:01PM
I went/am going through something similar to you. I developed 2 suspicious areas 7 months after my radiation treatment in the same breast as my malignancies - discovered at my first follow up MRI after treatment. (The mammogram and ultrasound did not detect anything.) However, I have extremely dense breast with lots of lumps and bumps.
I was diagnosed last June 2014 (similar time table as you) with pleomorphic ILC and with pleomorphic LCIS in one lump of 1.9cm. I also had another lump that was 7.5cm but that lump was biopsied and found to be benign in June 2014. It had also previously been biopsied years ago and found to be benign then as well. I had both lumps removed (same breast) at the time of my surgery in July 2014. The pathology report from my surgery stated that the large lump was actually tubular carcinoma and extensive pleomorphic LCIS, as well as having many benign findings. The area of tubular carcinoma was 4mm. I had whole breast radiation and I am taking anastrazole. I had my ovaries removed to medically induce menopause so that I could take the anastrazole. I was not able to metabolize tamoxifen. Luckily, I did not need to have chemotherapy.
In May 2015 (my first tests/images after bc diagnosis and treatment), my MRI showed 2 suspicious areas in the same breast that was radiated and had the malignancies. I had an MRI guided biopsy on one suspicious lump and it was found to be benign - with 7 benign findings. I have "busy breasts". The other suspicious area is a "1.5 cm linear non-mass enhancement with rapid washin washout kinetics - bi-rad 4b." I am waiting and watching this area for 6 months. My next mammogram, sonogram, and MRI is scheduled for November 2015.
I am sorry but I do not know any statistics regarding tubular carcinoma.
I was shocked that I had suspicious areas so soon after treatment too.
The only thing that I know is that most lumps (80%) are benign.
I hope that you get your results back quickly and that the pathology report show a benign finding. I hope that your doctor will answer your questions so that your mind can be put at ease. The waiting, wondering, and not knowing is the worst. Do you have any idea when you will find out the results of your biopsy? GOOD LUCK! I will be thinking about you and saying a prayer for you. Please let us know the results. I wish you the best.
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)