Jun 25, 2008 11:02PM SammieKay wrote:
As I was reading some of your stories, I found it ironic how many of us had some type of injury to bring the ILC into view. I had rushed through my garage the summer of 06 and slammed my right breast with the side mirror on my Yukon. In Oct., one day I noticed a thickening of the top of the right breast. Had a doc look at it, he said probably nothing, but get mammo and ultrsound. I had had a mammogram every year since I was 35 because I had fibrocystic breast and dense breasts. It never showed up. On this one there was a small suspicious place on right breast. Ultrsound was negative. I was advised to have a Sentimammogram. It is done with injection to the blood stream of a radioactive isotope and it is 85% accurate for diagnosing cancer. Mine was very positive, so I knew that I had an 85% chance of having cancer. I was sent to Houston to the Baylor Breast Center and had a core needle biopsy done with ultrasound guidance. The radiologist doing the biopsy told me that he thought I had ILC. This was from looking at the tissue samples. The pathologist said it was Ductal Carcinoma. The surgeon said lumpectomy with Tamoxifen. A week later they called and changed the diagnosis...4.5 cm ILC requiring mastectomy, chemo and radiation. YIKES. I have already posted the rest of the story.
It is so strange how similar some of these stories are. They told me that Ductal and Lobular have similar characteristics. I guess it not a black and white deal. Gray areas. Sammie Kay