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Posted on: Oct 11, 2019 12:36AM

curlygirl72 wrote:

I had a stereotactic biopsy of the left and right breasts on Monday. The right came back fine with no signs of cancer. Here is the weird thing... the left has ductal epithelial hyperplasia. I am fortunate enough to have online access to my medical record. My radiologist that did the biopsy put a note in that stated the mammogram is inconsistent with the pathology report. As in she thinks there is early ductal carcinoma, but the biopsies did not show that for the left breast. I am having a second stereotactic biopsy this Friday. Not looking forward to it as I am still very sore from the first one. Anyone have to have a repeat biopsy of the same area?

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Oct 11, 2019 12:39AM hapa wrote:

I had a repeat biopsy the next morning. My breast sample came up negative but the lymph node biopsy was positive. It was unpleasant to say the least.

Dx 12/14/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/14/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 3/20/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/22/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy Nerlynx
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Oct 11, 2019 01:08AM - edited Oct 11, 2019 01:10AM by Legomaster225

I had a second biopsy of a lymph node. The first one showed no cancer but also stated there was no lymph tissue in the sample. I watched both biopsies on the ultrasound screen. Just a difficult location and the lymph node kept rolling away from the needle they said. Hope it goes smoothly tomorrow

Diagnosed at 50. Currently 53. Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Surgery 6/22/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 8/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 11, 2019 01:00PM - edited Oct 11, 2019 01:02PM by ctmbsikia

Gosh, sorry you have to do this again, but hopefully another sample will provide a clear diagnosis.

I sort of had the same thing on my right side. The day I went for the stereotactic bio they called me in another room 1st and the Radiologist said they had a call into the BS because as SHE was reading my MRI and Mammo she suspected another area of concern. So I agreed to another biopsy that same day. That one was the MRI guided one with the Radiologist who performed my left side needle core biopsy a few weeks prior.

One came back as benign (fibroadenoma) and 2nd one as LCIS, so to be triple sure I also had an excision of that area during surgery and pathology also said LCIS.

I am grateful to the Radiologist Dr. for speaking up with her thoughts it could be LCIS. Turns out she was right.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/31/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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