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Topic: Chemo before clean margins?

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

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019 05:17PM

RuGirl2 wrote:

Did anyone have chemo before their final surgery to clear margins? I had 2 lumpectomies with positive margins, and then was rushed to chemo (It was nearly 3 months since diagnosis at that point) before I will finally have a BMX. I've yet to find anyone else in this situation which scares me.

Dx 5/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/1/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/12/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/29/2019 AC Chemotherapy 10/23/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Dec 3, 2019 10:33PM MinusTwo wrote:

Ru - you haven't posted your diagnosis & treatment but - anyone that is HER2+ will likely have chemo before BMX. Sometimes it's more important to shrink the tumor(s) or try to mop up any rogue cells before the final surgery

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 4, 2019 04:40AM RuGirl2 wrote:

I filled out the diagnosis part Not sure why it isn't showing...

Anyway I'm hormone positive, Her2-

Dx 5/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/1/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/12/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/29/2019 AC Chemotherapy 10/23/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Dec 4, 2019 04:46AM RuGirl2 wrote:

I just figured out the settings! Thanks for the heads-up šŸ˜Š

Dx 5/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/1/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/12/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/29/2019 AC Chemotherapy 10/23/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Dec 4, 2019 04:49AM dakrock wrote:

I was put on an AI drug Letrozole for 2 months before my mastectomy. Even though I had ILC I also had a lump so the Dr. wanted to shrink the lump before the surgery.

Bonnie Dx 12/4/2017, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/5/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/23/2018 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction, Saline implant Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 6, 2019 04:21PM MikaMika wrote:

dakrock,

Did it help to shrink the tumor?

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