Mar 16, 2018 04:17PM - edited Mar 16, 2018 04:20PM by Lauriette58
Hi there, I have questions as well but papilloma is something i am familiar with. I had one removed in June of 2013 and was not "given a choice" my surgeon who I trusted just said "the biopsy says pap and we are removing it." Prior to this I had calcium deposits and THAT concerned them so they removed a them through a surgical biopsy and that report was "appearing like this will BECOME breast cancer IN SITU" so she sent that to the mayo clinic and they said "not even a zero breast cancer, just keep your eye on it"
So that was 2005 and they suggested tamoxofin (can you imagine I would have taken it for 5 years and then taken it again now) so I opted out of that and kept on it.
My feeling was that they wanted to go in there to make sure there were no stray cancer cells. I wondered with the c deposits if this was showing this later etc.
Now for the rest of my story. Hope not boring you. My mom died of ovarian cancer. I had a suspicious for cancer ovary, but it was very cystic and they removed it.
I hung on to my other ovary until I was 51. At that time I went on HRT (lowest dose) for 4 years and then cut that does in half and was weaning myself for another 4 years.
I got breast cancer in my right breast and now have to do rads. So, # 1 I am now advising AGAINST HRT and of course if you have your uterus you should be on COMBINED or you can mess yourself up. i wish I had gotten off it sooner. My cancer was estrogen receptive, I wonder if I did this to myself?
The good news is the oncotype test came back a 9. That is what they do for estrogen positive and HER2 negative cancers. To estimate if it will recur. But had I to do it over?
I would get off HRT as soon as you can.
I never had nipple discharge either. It showed in a mammo and usound.
Dunno if they can return, but again, I had information that I ignored because they said i was at high risk/dense breasts and atypia cells and I also had thyroid cancer.
NOW they are telling me that puts you at risk.
Who knew and hope that helps.
My question for the ladies is "do I need 6 weeks of radiation or do they adjust the dose and time based on your situation"