Mar 14, 2015 02:20PM inks wrote:
LVI means that cancer had spread to blood vessels and lymph channels. Although you may have read that LVI correlates with recurrence or metastasis there are also studies that say this is not always true. When I asked my oncologist about it he shrugged his shoulders and said that it does not necessarily mean poorer prognosis. There are so many things that affect metastasis and we don't know the half of it yet. But my LVI did get me radiation to everything but the intramammary nodes. Don't get yourself worked up about this, this is something you can't change, concentrate on things you can change - like adhering to your doctors treatment plan and continuing a healthy lifestyle. I am with your doctor, keep the other breast if you can, it's not fun to not have any feeling anywhere on my chest.