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Aug 20, 2016 06:55PM
My daughter was 18 and my son was 15 when I was diagnosed. I have had numerous excisional biopsies and core biopsies since I was in my 20's. I told my kids that I had breast cancer but that I was Stage 1 and that I had an excellent prognosis. I told them that I was fine and that I would continue to be fine. They took me at my word and they have been ok with the diagnosis. My daughter was greatly relieved when the genetic testing came back negative. I do have a VUS (Variable of Unknown Significance) possibly for the colon but I didn't mention that since no one knows what the VUS is for. My daughter had a 3cm X 4cm benign fibroadenoma when she was 17 so she had an excisional biopsy when she was a senior in high school. I am lucky that my kids handled my dx well. However, I did not make a big deal out of my bc and I think that went a long way towards helping them to cope.
Good luck to everyone and to your families too.
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-
7/21/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Prophylactic ovary removal
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-
9/6/2014 Whole-breast: Breast
10/5/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)