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Topic: Clinical staging of breast cancer

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

Posted on: Apr 4, 2019 12:12PM

EngJojo wrote:

area 1 is 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm (biopsied via ultrasound)

area 2 is 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm (biopsied via MRI)

area 3 is 2.4 cm of linear non-mass enhancement (biopsied via MRI)

All areas are within close proximity and measure in total 6.4 cm.

If all are malignant, will they clinically grade using the total 6.4 cm measurement or the largest mass measurement of 2.4 cm?

Thank you.

Routine mammogram found ILC and breast MRI found a second location very close to the first. Age 50 at diagnosis. ILC is multifocal with extensive LCIS. Surgery 4/18/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 4/23/2019, LCIS/ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Apr 4, 2019 06:41PM jessie123 wrote:

I am 99% sure that they use the largest mass measurement.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Apr 8, 2019 07:58PM EngJojo wrote:

Thank you jessie123! It looks like we have a similar diagnosis. I'm hoping for no node involvement after my lumpectomy on the 18th of this month!

Routine mammogram found ILC and breast MRI found a second location very close to the first. Age 50 at diagnosis. ILC is multifocal with extensive LCIS. Surgery 4/18/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 4/23/2019, LCIS/ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/3/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Apr 10, 2019 09:56PM jessie123 wrote:

EngJojo ---- Good luck with your lumpectomy. I was so terrified before mine, but it was a breeze to go through. I had one drain because I had a large amount of breast tissue removed. The drain wasn't even bad. You don't have to sit up to sleep -- I don't think it even compares to the Mastectomy people's experiences. I've had 3 friends with Lobular --- none had node involvement.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/14/2019 Whole-breast: Breast

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