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Topic: Nervous about surgery tomorrow

Forum: ILC (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for ILC.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2018 04:36PM

Courtney2090 wrote:

I am having an excisional biopsy tomorrow for a fairly large mass not seen on mamagram but very clearly palpable. Can anyone please share your lumpectomy or surgical biopsy experiences. I had two csections and two shoulder surgeries any one hve a comparison of the pain and recovery time I can expect? Thanks in advance!

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Dec 20, 2018 07:12PM Shellsatthebeach wrote:

It was harder for me to recover from my C-section than my mastectomy. I did not have reconstruction. I think that would have made the situation different.

Dx 3/2017, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Dx 9/15/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 6/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/23/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 10/16/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxotere) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Dec 20, 2018 08:27PM jo6359 wrote:

Ihad shoulder surgery 10 years ago and BMX in January. The BMX was less complicated and I did not need prescription painkillers. Good Luck. Wishes for a Speedy Recovery

Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Dec 21, 2018 09:11AM dakrock wrote:

Hi Courney

Biopsy was very easy.  They sprayed my breast with something to kind of numb it and they did the needs that really numbed it.  I was just sore in that one are for a few days but otherwise felt fine.  I had a core needle biopsy.  Good luck

Bonnie Dx 12/4/2017, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/22/2018 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Saline implant Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 21, 2018 09:21AM lyzzysmom wrote:

I had a lumpectomy and to be honest it was not bad at all, Did not need prescription painkillers and was back at work within a week. Wore a comfy bra and clothing and they gave me an ice pack to use. One thing I did find helpful was to get seatbelt covers on line. Mine were soft and furry and they are a big help when driving while you are still tender. Wishing you the best of luck today with your surgery and for a quick recovery.

Oncotype DX 12, age at dx 59 Surgery 5/5/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 5/16/2014, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes Dx 5/16/2014, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 6/23/2014 Breast
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Dec 21, 2018 10:41AM farmerlucy wrote:

I had two lumpectomies. Neither were a big deal. You’ve got this!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/20/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/10/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/21/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/13/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 24, 2018 09:53AM Courtney2090 wrote:

Thank you to everyone who responded. I read all the comments but was everything was so hectic I couldn't respond until now. My surgery went well. Not too much pain took the tylenol 3s for a day but switched to regular tylenol since yesterday. The bruising isn't too bad. I had a bit of bleeding that I can only asume came from my nipple as the steri strips didnt have new blood on them but haven't seen any more since. I aso noticed last night I have a bit of blood pooling under my breast not big about an inch or two. The incision was on the side of my nipple. I shouldn't worry about it or should I call my doctor. Also when should I expect my results the biopsy was friday afternoon stated at two and I left the OR at 4:30. Seems it took longer than expected. Thank you in advance!

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Dec 25, 2018 09:23AM dakrock wrote:

Glad it all went well.   I had some bleeding also after the biopsy so I think that is normal.   You should have the results in at least 5 days but the Holidays may make it a little longer.   Good luck and keep us posted.

Bonnie Dx 12/4/2017, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/22/2018 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Saline implant Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 26, 2018 06:28AM claireinaz wrote:

No pain, worst part was the drain in my incision for three weeks. I learned to tuck it in my waist band and taught,hiked and did yoga with it and no one knew. But I was glad to get it out. I hope you get your results soon.

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Dec 26, 2018 06:31AM jo6359 wrote:

no pain. Discomfort from the incision tubes tugging on the skin. Mine were removed within 8 days.

Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/15/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Dec 26, 2018 11:07PM Suzyshacklechick wrote:

Having my lumpectomy tomorrow. Will be happy to have this behind me. And praying for clear lymph nodes🙏

Dx 11/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 27, 2018 08:40AM wallycat wrote:

I would take excisional biopsy to be closer to a lumpectomy....no pain.

I don't know if it is skill of surgeons or personal pain thresholds. I had bilateral mastectomy and never took pain meds. Zero pain. Some tightness when the healing began, but zero pain.

Good luck for great results!

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Dec 28, 2018 01:26PM Courtney2090 wrote:

I got my pathology report of the 5.5x 4.0x 2.5 mass ad I can finally breathe again. It turned out to be PASH, FEA, adenosis, sclerosing adenosis, usual ductal hayperplasia and microscopic fibroadenoma. Also focal lactation like changes were observed. Any insights on what this means for my future risk?

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