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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 03:38PM - edited Oct 14, 2019 03:40PM 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!

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Oct 14, 2019 04:15PM 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 06:19PM 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 9/12/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 14, 2019 06:58PM 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

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Oct 14, 2019 07:00PM edj3 wrote:

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

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Surgery 5/6/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 14, 2019 07:37PM 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 2/27/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/6/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy
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Oct 14, 2019 07:48PM 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

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Oct 14, 2019 07:49PM - edited Oct 14, 2019 07:49PM by Ohthatcat

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

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