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Topic: Can a Spiculated mass BI-RADS 5 be a Fibroadenoma?

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Posted on: Dec 3, 2019 08:35PM

DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Hi I’m new here. My mammogram/US were done because I had found a dimpled area under my right breast when I raised my right arm. My report said "abnormality 9:00 position 5cm from the nipple there is a hypoechoic irregularly shaped spiculated mass measuring 1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm. My BI-RADS score was 5. Two radiologists reviewed the results and agreed. I was sent for an ultrasound guided core biopsy last Wednesday. Today I got the results and was told she was "very shocked" that it came back as a Fibroadenoma. She even went back and talked with the radiologists and reviewed the mammogram and US images again. I have an appointment with the breast surgeon next week.

My question is- is this a common finding that it would only be a Fibroadenoma with those imaging results? Or maybe the area was not correctly sampled? With the imaging I already was prepared that this was most likely cancer, so now I’m just confused. Hopefully the surgeon wants to just remove the mass and we will learn more

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 3, 2019 09:04PM Beesie wrote:

DeeDee, I realize that you've posted this again because your previous post was in a "Diagnosed" forum and this is a more appropriate place for people to see your question and comment.

For the benefit of others reading, I'll repost my previous response from your other similar thread. This gives others the opportunity to add to what I've said, or disagree and post something different.

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On ultrasound imaging, a fibroadenoma is usually a well-circumscribed oval mass, which is pretty much the opposite of an irregularly shaped spiculated mass.

This is why the biopsy finding of a fibroadenoma is surprising. When biopsy results aren't consistent with what would be expected from the imaging, the results are considered discordant. When this happens, usually an excisional (i.e. surgical) biopsy is recommended, to remove the entire suspicious mass for a more complete examination under the microscope. I'm guessing this is why you've been referred to the Breast Surgeon.

Hopefully this does end up being just a benign fibroadenoma; I don't know how likely that is with that appearance on the imaging. Another possibility - not as good for you - is something I've seen just a few times in my many years on this site, which is that an area of cancer grows within a fibroadenoma. The fibroadenoma itself is benign, but it is composed of the same components as breast tissue (well, that's my simplistic layperson's understanding) so just as breast cancer can develop in breast tissue, it can develop within a fibroadenoma. That might not be what's happened in your case, but it's a possible explanation.

Please let us know what the Breast Surgeon says.

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Dec 3, 2019 09:26PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you. I realized I probably posted in the wrong area and I will try to remove it from the other board if I can. I appreciate your feedback

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 4, 2019 10:00AM Beesie wrote:

DeeDee, I'm just putting a comment here to bump this thread back up to the top of the 'active' list so that hopefully others will see it and comment.

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Dec 4, 2019 01:28PM - edited Dec 4, 2019 01:32PM by ctmbsikia

That is interesting. I would want it taken out and tested.

My story didn't quite go like that. My right breast had the oval asymmetry on the outer part. 6 mo follow up was recommended on that report, however, since I was just diagnosed with bc in my left breast, the BS set me up with a biopsy of that area. The day I showed up the Dr. doing the procedure read my MRI and prior us and mammo and said she saw another area (lower) that looked to her to be LCIS. After discussion with the BS, I underwent another biopsy later that day. Both of these came back as fibroadenoma. I cannot recall the reasoning, but I also had an excision of this area during my surgery. That pathology is what came back as LCIS.

I hope it turns out OK, good luck!


Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 4, 2019 02:42PM SummerAngel wrote:

It makes sense that you're being sent to a breast surgeon, who most likely will recommend an excision.

I found the lump in my left breast, and mammogram/ultrasound resulted in a BIRADS 4, as most of the lump appeared as fibroadonomas do: smooth and oval, wider than tall. There was a small area of "shadowing" on one side that looked more "microlobulated", so a biopsy was recommended. I was sent to a breast surgeon, who performed a vaccuum-assisted ultrasound guided biopsy. The results were a fibroadenoma. Because my breast surgeon didn't like the look of the small area she told me I could wait and watch it for 6 months or have it removed. I asked for her opinion and she recommended removal. The excision resulted in a 2.2 cm area of IDC inside a 4.9 cm fibroadenoma. This is very rare, somewhere between .002% and .1% of fibroadenomas.

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/27/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 4, 2019 03:42PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you all for your advice. This site is so helpful. It’s a tough spot to be in when you’re told you most definitely have cancer (BI-RADS 5), so “prepare for surgery, radiation, and chemo.” I was preparing for this and thought I was prepared for the next steps when suddenly I’m told “Congratulations! It’s just a fibroadenoma, not much to worry about.” Honestly it eases none of my concerns and although of course I would never want a cancer diagnosis, I’m feeling like it’s just as bad to be in this limbo. I have to wait a week to see the breast surgeon and hopefully she will just want to remove the mass. I don’t want to wait and see

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 4, 2019 09:22PM AliceBastable wrote:

I was a Birads 5 with a spiculated mass and I did not have chemo. The shape really doesn't have anything to do with post-surgical treatment.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 4, 2019 10:07PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Alice- can I ask was your biopsy definitive? Mine did not find any cancer so the results did not match my imaging studies

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 5, 2019 04:07AM AliceBastable wrote:

Yes, and it was further verified by the MRI, a pre-surgical CT, and the post-surgical pathology.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 5, 2019 09:13AM SummerAngel wrote:

DeeDee, only about 25% - 30% of breast cancer patients are now given chemo, and radiation isn't needed if a mastectomy is performed with clean margins and negative nodes. If you look at my signature you'll see that I had cancer in both breasts but needed neither chemo nor radiation.

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/27/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 5, 2019 09:34AM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you- I think the idea of chemo is scarier than the idea of possible mastectomy, but I’m getting ahead of myself. I haven’t been officially diagnosed. I’m wondering if anyone else here had BI-RADS 5 with a spiculated mass, but a negative biopsy like me. Wondering if maybe they just missed the cells with the core biopsy

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 5, 2019 09:58AM Beesie wrote:

Over the years when I've seen someone come through with a BIRADs 5 that has turned out to be benign, usually the finding is a radial scar. Radial scars have a spiculated appearance that makes them look like breast cancer on imaging and usually results in a BIRADs 5 assessment, but I don't think they are considered a "mass" because the center doesn't appear solid (my interpretation here of what I've read).

The following article suggests that 4% of spiculated masses end up benign (scroll about 1/2 way through the article for the section on "Spiculated masses: BI-RADS 5"):

Masses in mammography: What are the underlying anatomopathological lesions?

"Benign spiculated masses

Benign spiculated masses are rare (< 4%). In case of a benign result for the biopsy of a stellar mass, it is essential to make sure of the radiohistological concordance and, with the slightest doubt, take another biopsy with a larger calibre needle (macrobiopsy by suction) or complementary surgery. The aetiologies of benign spiculated masses are varied, essentially consisting of lesions presenting a predominant fibrous component."

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Dec 5, 2019 10:09AM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you Beesie- I’ve been feverishly researching the other options that it might be. I just wish my appointment with breast surgery wasn’t a week away. I’m very interested in what she will have to say, and hopefully she will elect to just remove the mass to examine it further. I wish they would order an MRI now so we would have the results and get all of this moving already

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 5, 2019 02:20PM April0315 wrote:

Dee Dee... my breast MRI showed suspicious spots on both breasts. I had many biopsies. The R side came back as IDC and the left they kept finding ADH (this did not coincide with the breast MRI). So I had 4 lumpectomies and on the L side they did find 17 micro tumors of all sorts of different cancers. I’m not trying to scare you, but I felt just like you, I don’t think the biopsy process is accurate enough for these small early stages.

Best of luck with whatever lies in front of you. Fingers crossed it’s benign.

Dx 2/28/2019, IDC/IDC: Papillary, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/11/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/18/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/12/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 11/14/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 5, 2019 02:29PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

April0315-

Thank you for the info. You mentioned “microtumors?” The size of my mass is 1 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm- to me it would seem like it would be big enough not to miss 😂. I know they say waiting is the hardest part- and now I know it really is. Wednesday’s appointment with the breast surgeon can’t come soon enough

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 5, 2019 08:47PM April0315 wrote:

yes yours would be hard to miss. My main tumor though on that side was 2cm, so I don’t know how they missed it with the US guided and core needle biopsies. But they did. The micro tumors were .2 mm so that I understood. The excisional biopsy will give you better answers. I’m praying it’s benign.

Stay busy this week and weekend. Time drags if you sit idle.

Best wishes for a great appointment and whatever comes next.

Dx 2/28/2019, IDC/IDC: Papillary, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/11/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/18/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/12/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 11/14/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 5, 2019 11:17PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you for all the info. It’s so hard to concentrate at work, and to try and prepare for a somewhat normal Christmas with my kids- ughhh. I’m just hoping they want to just remove it already and hopefully I won’t have to wait too long

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 6, 2019 08:10AM April0315 wrote:

Dee Dee, hang in there and get that Christmas prep done! That will for sure keep you busy and occupied..

Dx 2/28/2019, IDC/IDC: Papillary, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/11/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/18/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/12/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 11/14/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 6, 2019 09:42AM Janet456 wrote:

I know how you feel, the same thing happened to me in 2012.

Birads 5 etc, and then amazingly a benign biopsy result. To cut a very long story short I had to have a second lot of biopsies done, they still showed benign but as it was discordant they wanted the whole lump out.

On final pathology my big lump was actually benign, but within it was an area of DCIS. Hang in there x

Surgery 7/13/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/25/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2
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Dec 11, 2019 10:19PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

I met with the breast surgeon today and she ordered an MRI. The soonest I can get in is New Years Eve. Then, based on the results, she may want an MRI assisted biopsy- which could be another 3 or 4 weeks. I know she said it's ok if it takes awhile because cancer doesn't grow that quickly, but it's already been 6 weeks since we started this journey and it seems like we're no closer to a solution or a plan yet. It’s just so frustrating

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 12, 2019 09:27AM SummerAngel wrote:

I'm sorry you have to wait so long, that must be very frustrating!

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/27/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 12, 2019 05:42PM April0315 wrote:

I'm sorry you have to wait to so long too. My first abnormal mammogram was last Decemeber, Surgery was not until mid April. I feel like I read 4 months was pretty average.

Dx 2/28/2019, IDC/IDC: Papillary, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/11/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/18/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/12/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 11/14/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 18, 2019 09:53AM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Just an update- I was able to get my MRI done last Friday- 2.5 weeks early! They decided my mass looked larger than it did on ultrasound, and also I have a hematoma posterior to the mass. Best guess is when they did the biopsy, they went right through the mass and sampled on the other side of the mass which is why pathology didn’t turn out as expected. I have another biopsy planned for tomorrow morning

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 18, 2019 10:22AM KBeee wrote:

I am glad you were able to get in and that they followed up. Keep us posted. Praying for good news.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 18, 2019 11:27AM djmammo wrote:

DeeDeeT405

A quick point on size...

Masses can look bigger or smaller depending upon the type of study done as they all see things a little differently so don't interpret this as evidence that it has enlarged.

Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist specializing in Breast Imaging helping members understand their health care provider's reports and recommendations.
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Dec 18, 2019 03:27PM Beesie wrote:

DeeDee,

I'm glad you were able to get in for the MRI sooner than expected. Good luck with the biopsy tomorrow. Let us know how it goes.

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Dec 18, 2019 03:51PM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

thanks everyone

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 21, 2019 03:46AM MonicaBstrong wrote:

Hello DeeDee. Understand the challenges of "thinking" at this time. Tough right before the holidays to have to go through this. I had a speculated mass birads 5. Right after my biopsy I was told that if my results were negative seek additional diagnostic options. Sounds like you are, hope all works out, and let us know how else we can help.

Dx 2/2/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2018 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/6/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/16/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/20/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 21, 2019 08:56AM DeeDeeT405 wrote:

Thank you Monica. I had a repeat core needle biopsy on Thursday where they they took seven more samples. Once again we’re at the weekend so hopefully I’ll have results by Monday, as they said 1-2 days. The ultrasonographer asked me if I’ve decided on a unilateral or a bilateral mastectomy, and if I think I’ll do reconstruction. So many decisions to make, and geez, it’s not even “official” yet

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 21, 2019 05:05PM - edited Jan 10, 2020 12:02PM by DeeDeeT405

I got the call a little bit ago- positive biopsy- lobular and invasive ductal. I don't have a copy of the report to see all the details, but I am supposed to call Monday to make an appointment with the surgeon.

Age at diagnosis 39; Mammary Carcinoma- IDC with lobular features Dx 12/21/2019, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2020 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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