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Topic: New calcifications 4 years after original diagnosis

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

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020 11:40PM - edited Sep 11, 2020 11:41PM by AmusingSoprano

AmusingSoprano wrote:

I have had clear mammos, MRI and ultrasounds since my original diagnosis and treatment. Last year I had two lots of fat grafting for the lumpectomy defect. Last week I got a call back from my mammo as they wanted more films plus an ultrasound because of calcifications they spotted.These calcifications are around the scarred area and so they think these are probably related to that but the fact that they've popped up after such a long time has me slightly on edge. I saw the films and ultrasound and they are quite clear. They are going to discuss my case at their next weekly meeting to decided where to go from here. I'm assuming either just watch them or more likely, given my previous pathology, a biopsy.

Has anyone else dealt with this?

Dx: 08/04/16, DCIS Grade 3, comedonecrosis. Lumpectomy (left) 08/16/16, Re-excision 09/06/16, Dx 01/12/20 DCIS, Lumpectomy 01/19/2020 Dx 8/4/2016, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes Surgery 8/15/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 9/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/24/2016
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Sep 12, 2020 02:53AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Yes, I have. At about my 3 year anniversary calcifications showed up and were near my tumor bed I think. The radiologist said that a biopsy was possibility or to watch very closely and have mammograms every six months. I went with checking every 6 months and they never progressed so I am back on once a year. When I first found out I was devastated. I had just had my 3 year and then I was scared. But that was quite a while ago and nothing has come up since.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 12, 2020 03:31AM AmusingSoprano wrote:

Glad to hear that Cowgirl

Dx: 08/04/16, DCIS Grade 3, comedonecrosis. Lumpectomy (left) 08/16/16, Re-excision 09/06/16, Dx 01/12/20 DCIS, Lumpectomy 01/19/2020 Dx 8/4/2016, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes Surgery 8/15/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 9/6/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/24/2016

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