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Topic: Two types of cancers in one?

Forum: Just Diagnosed — Discuss next steps, options, and resources.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019 04:38PM - edited Oct 14, 2019 04:40PM by Ohthatcat

Ohthatcat wrote:

Hi everyone, I'm a 35/f. First time poster, but I’ve been lurking a bit!

I just got my biopsy report back. It's positive for two types of cancer (ductal and lobular) in one tumor! How is that possible? It's a huge mass. Popped up a month so ago and now it’s big enough to see through my skin

Am I just incredibly lucky (sarcasm!)??? Geez!

Dx 10/14/2019, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 10/28/2019 AC Surgery 1/13/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 6/15/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC
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Oct 14, 2019 05:15PM Trishyla wrote:

Yeah, it's fairly common. A lot of people have DCIS and IDC or LCIS and ILC, but mixed type is always possible. I do beat you at cancer bingo, though. I had five kinds of cancer spread across seven tumors in both breasts. Lucky effing me. (Also sarcasm 😁)

Come here as often as you need. You'll find incredible support here.

Good luck. Hope all goes well with your treatment.

Trish

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 14, 2019 07:19PM beach2beach wrote:

Hi,


I had ILC, LCIS and DCIS all in one tumor also.


Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/11/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 14, 2019 07:58PM Ohthatcat wrote:

haha, then this makes me feel...better? Lol. Just when you think you have a handle on the basic knowledge, more things come your way Happy

Dx 10/14/2019, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 10/28/2019 AC Surgery 1/13/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 6/15/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC
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Oct 14, 2019 08:00PM edj3 wrote:

I did too, think of it this way: our mutant uprisings are overachievers.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 14, 2019 08:37PM letsgogolf wrote:

It happens. Mine was called IDC with Lobular Features on one report and Mixed Type on another. Probably won't mean much as far as treatment goes. I believe they are treated pretty much the same. Best wishes!

Oncotype DX = 3. IDC with Lobular Features. Sentinel Node had Micrometastases - Estrogen 100%, Progesterone 99.89%, Ki67= 3.3% Dx 2/14/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/5/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Oct 14, 2019 08:48PM Ohthatcat wrote:

thanks! That's good to know the treatments are similar. I was hoping to just have surgery, but this thing is giant (popped up a month ago and now it's poppinh out through my skin!) so it seems like some sort of treatment before surgery will happen. Glad that it won't be double the treatments

Dx 10/14/2019, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 10/28/2019 AC Surgery 1/13/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 6/15/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC
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Oct 14, 2019 08:49PM - edited Oct 14, 2019 08:49PM by Ohthatcat

LMAO that's what my friend said to me about it! “Stop overachieving in an objectively horrifying way." Haha Happy

Dx 10/14/2019, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 10/28/2019 AC Surgery 1/13/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 6/15/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC

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