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Topic: ILC after IDC?

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

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020 06:32PM

VLH wrote:

I won't repeat all the info in my Profile, but I was diagnosed with very aggressive triple negative IDC in my left breast in 2016, sentinel node biopsy clear. A couple of weeks ago, I had some sharp pains in my non-cancerous right breast. The pains stopped, but the breast still feels tender (or is it just because I keep poking around?). I think it may be somewhat swollen / fuller; however, the left breast was radiated and has been smaller / flatter since then so I can't use it for comparison. I'm almost 20 years out from menopause so that's not a factor.

I found my IDC tumor myself & don't feel a lump in the right breast now (although I have tons of scar tissue from a major reduction). My apprehensive mind went to ILC. I had a clear bilateral mammogram on July 31st and a physical exam by the oncologists PA shortly thereafter. Since interval cancers can be aggressive, I know the mammo provides no guarantees. I plan to call the oncologist's office tomorrow, but wondered how many others here had a prior history of IDC? Thanks!


Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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