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Apr 7, 2018 10:02PM
My story is the other way round. I was diagnosed with LCIS 20 years ago after an irregular mammogram and two biopsies. But I was told it was not cancer and not to worry about it. So I didn't. My records stayed at the back of my medical file.
In January, I was diagnosed with early stage ductal carcinoma and DCIS. Only then did I remember that I had a copy of the path report from 20 years ago.
I wish I had known enough to monitor this more closely, but as someone on this forum kindly told me, I did have 20 worry free years without major surgery or side effects from meds.
We know more today about LCIS. It definitely increases the risk of BC in future. But I am not sure I would have done anything differently, other than seek out more frequent screening.
One day, soon I hope, there will be simple blood tests to detect very early cancers and this will help all of us.
Good luck with your decisions!
I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Joni Mitchell
12/1/1998, LCIS, Right
1/9/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
2/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
3/1/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
4/16/2018 Femara (letrozole)