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Topic: Worried about a 6 month reccurence after DCIS

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2018 05:59AM

MyLoveO wrote:

Last year I've been diagnosed with grade 3 Dcis 1.5 mm, the only sign was 5 cm area of microcalcifications on mammogram. After the lumpectomy, I've done a reexcision due to a close margin wich came back clear in March this year. At my 6 months mammo after these 2 lumpies I've have another 1.6 c new area of suspicious calcification in the lumpectomy site. Now I decided to opt for a mastectomy and I am very anxious for the final pathology report. It coul be a reccurence in only 6 months?

Dx 9/20/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 9/20/2017 Lumpectomy Surgery 3/8/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 10/29/2018 Mastectomy: Left
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Oct 31, 2018 01:12PM sierramtngirl wrote:

It's most likely scar tissue. Scarring on mammogram looks like calcifications too. So, it's impossible for the radiologist to know if it is a cancer recurrence OR scarring from the lumpectomy. Please do keep us updated. We understand the worry.

Dx 10/13/2017, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/13/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Nov 4, 2018 05:10AM MyLoveO wrote:

Thank you so much for you reply. I've undergone a simple mastectomy this monday and the recovery was much easier compared with the previous two lumpectomies. Now hopping that the path report will be clear. I will update the rezults. God bless you

Dx 9/20/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 9/20/2017 Lumpectomy Surgery 3/8/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 10/29/2018 Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 1, 2018 09:24AM MyLoveO wrote:

The path report after mastectomy came back clear. They found only a fibroadenoma and duct ectasia. I am so happy. They have sugested to take hormonal therapy but I declined the ideea.Thanks Good for everything and wish you all health and blessings

Dx 9/20/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 9/20/2017 Lumpectomy Surgery 3/8/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 10/29/2018 Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 1, 2018 02:01PM Georgia1 wrote:

Great news! Hope the good pace of recovery continues.

Cancer touched my breast so I kicked its ass. Dx 9/3/2017, ILC/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/9/2017 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 10/10/2017, LCIS, Right, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 11/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 1, 2018 02:57PM JoE777 wrote:

Why aren't you on AIS OR TAMOXIFEN to help guard against the cancer? You can always stop it if you can't tolerate the treatment. Grade threewould be of concern for for me.

Dx 2/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 2/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Kisqali Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Other Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 1, 2018 11:34PM MyLoveO wrote:

JoE777 I am affraid of side effects, including hepathic toxicity since I generally try to avoid chemicals. I was told that even it was grade 3 there are only 1-2 % chances for a local reccurence and for contralateral breast is enough annual 3d mammo and ultrasound with elastography screening. Since Dcis can't reccur in the opposite breast I think it isn't very relevant that the initial Dcis treated with mastectomy was grade 3.

Dx 9/20/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 9/20/2017 Lumpectomy Surgery 3/8/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 10/29/2018 Mastectomy: Left

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