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Topic: How many biopsies and/or lumpectomies have you had?

Forum: LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for LCIS.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2017 12:04AM

panthrah wrote:

So far I'm 3 for 3.. if they biopsy a bump.. they end up cutting out the bump .. and its all been for different reasons . first two surgeries same surgeon, went through the areola no scars, still have feeling. 3rd LX, different surgeon , 2in scar closer to arm..around 10 o clock , still numb and painful ( odd combo I know) . I dont actually care about the scar itself.. but 3 surgeries in and if I already had 2 other 2 inch scars .. it'd look like I had dated Wolverine. When they suggest another biopsy do I just say " nah.. lets just see what happens" ? When do I throw in the towel and go for a PBMX? after the 5th LX? 9th?


Dx 7/14/2014, LCIS, Both breasts, 4cm, 0/0 nodes Surgery 9/2/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/1/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
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Dec 8, 2017 08:31PM panthrah wrote:

*crickets*

Dx 7/14/2014, LCIS, Both breasts, 4cm, 0/0 nodes Surgery 9/2/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/1/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
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Dec 10, 2017 12:56PM leaf wrote:

Its so hard to know when to take the 'plunge' into PBMs. I've had IIRC 4 biopsies, and by the end of this coming Jan, 2 surgical excisions. If they find invasive in Jan, then I'll be really tempted to throw in the towel and go for PBMs, or at least get a good consult with plastics. (I have some other medical issues which could affect healing, and I am pretty hesitant due to some reports of chronic pain, and lymphedema.) Of course, I'd have to find a surgeon to do this too. My droopy breasts don't resemble Wolverine bites, and I don't really care what they look like, but I do care about function and pain.

Its so hard to make these decisions. My heart goes out to you.

Classic LCIS.If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them- Isaac Asimov Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, ER+/PR- Surgery 1/24/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2006 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 10, 2017 07:49PM panthrah wrote:

thank you for replying Leaf. Im just over it at this point .

Dx 7/14/2014, LCIS, Both breasts, 4cm, 0/0 nodes Surgery 9/2/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/1/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 8/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Right

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