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INVASIVE LOBULAR CANCER

DECEMBER 2009 I FOUND A BREAST LUMP AND AFTER A MAMMOGRAM WAS TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO EITHER PALPATE OR ON MAMMOGRAM. IN JUNE 2011 I WENT BACK TO MY GP AS THE LUMP WAS STILL PALPABLE AND HAD CHANGED  TO TOUCH. FOLLOW UP BY THE BREAST CLINIC RESULTED IN MAMMOGRAM,ULTRSOUND SCAN AND CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY OF 2 HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS LUMPS. DIAGNOSIS INVASIVE LOBULAR CARCINOMA STAGE 2-3. I AM CURRENTLY WATING ON THE RESULTS OF AN MRI SCAN. IS IT LIKELY THAT THE ORIGINAL LUMP IN DECEMBER 2009 WAS THE SAME LUMP AND THAT OF LCIS

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Invasive lobular carcinoma - Mayo Clinic


Invasive lobular carcinoma — Comprehensive overview covers diagnosis, treatment of the lobular form of breast cancer.
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ILC — Invasive Lobular Carcinoma - Breastcancer.org


Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), sometimes called infiltrating lobular carcinoma, is the second most common type of breast cancer after invasive ductal carcinoma ...
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Lobular Carcinoma (Invasive and in Situ) - WebMD


WebMD explains invasive lobular carcinoma and lobular carcinoma in situ. Find out what these conditions are, how they are diagnosed, and how they’re treated.
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Lobular Breast Cancer: Prognosis and Survival Rates


Lobular breast cancer, also called invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), occurs in the breast lobules. Lobules are the areas of the breast that produce milk. ILC is the ...
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Invasive lobular breast cancer - Cancer Research UK


Read about invasive lobular breast cancer and its treatment.
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Treatment Trends in Early-Stage Invasive Lobular Carcinoma


To examine treatment trends in invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) over the last 15 years and, in particular, to compare rates of recurrence and disease-free survival ...
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Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) - Hopkins Medicine


Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) from the Johns Hopkins Breast Center in Baltimore, MD.
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Invasive lobular carcinoma - Wikipedia


Invasive lobular carcinoma; Invasive lobular carcinoma demonstrating a predominantly lobular growth pattern: Classification and external resources
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Invasive Lobular Carcinoma | Cancer Survivors Network


My cancer was lobular; and was, as New Flower says, difficult to detect. I was first staged at 2, but after surgery that was changed to 3A. 4 1/2 years have passed ...
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Invasive Breast Cancer | Susan G. Komen®


Invasive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells ... begins in the milk ducts and is the most common invasive breast cancer. Invasive lobular carcinoma begins in ...
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Cancer misdiagnosis???

Your surgery should have been based on the biopsy results only. Since 8 cm is quite large I can't imagine that post-op it wasn't there. Actually what's done is done but there is no way to say that lumpectomy would have been a better option. There is always the possibility of margins that are not clean and additional surgery may have been needed. I suppose you could ask that your Pathology slides (biopsy and surgery) be reviewed by another Pathology Lab for your own satisfaction. Perhaps this is a good example for the need of second opinions before surgical decisions are made.  Best Wishes ....
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is chemo effecive for lobular cancer

I had ILC too and my mass was 10cm when found. I had to have chemo first to shrink the mass before surgery so the first four rounds of chemo were adriamyacin/cytoxan. After four rounds the 10cm mass looked like swiss cheese and they said at the time of mastectomy there was approximately 1.5cm mass left. After surgery I had another 4 rounds of chemo followed by 8 weeks radiation. It worked for me and mine was ER+ PR+ HER2- Best wishes.
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Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

Hi Dee, How are you doing? Chemotherapy is used for invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast.  Fortunately, there are so many regimens available now that can be given to you.  Combination chemotherapy is appropriate for you.  Targeted therapy in the form of trastuzumab can be added to your chemotherapy provided you are positive for Her2neu.  You can ask your oncologist about this. Regards.
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INVASIVE LOBULAR BREAST CANCER STAGE 3A

Hi, Please consult a surgical oncologist,Invasive Lobular Cancer as such as poor outcome.Alternative methods of treatment are most often unhelpful.Personal assessment is neccessary to evaluate if modern advances in medication etc can be of any help ,if atall. Goodluck
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Invasive lobular breast cancer

I had bilateral mastectomies for stage 3 ILC. This cancer tends to go bilateral. You may think your surgeon is being overly dramatic but mine was the opposite. I asked for bilateral and he refused. So, 18 months later I had my second mastectomy and there were already two masses in that breast, both benign thank God. I had one breast for a year and a half. Then when I went for my reconstruction after chemo and rads, my scars are large. One thing I will say is before I signed up for any surgery I'd check into reconstruction options first so that I went in with breasts and came out with breasts. The cosmetic outcome is much better doing it this way. Depending on what type of reconstruction option you choose you should only have a scar under your breast and maybe a small one up to your nipple. If you have to have radiation you may want to consider DIEP reconstruction. Here is a link to different types of reconstruction available. Feel free to ask questions and research everything! http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/Trans-flap-vs-implants/show/1308880?personal_page_id=384050 Best wishes!
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Breast cancer with focal atypical lobulat hyperplasia

This is a purely personal decision that should be discussed in detail with both the Oncologist and your Surgeon. If you would be considering reconstruction then also a Plastic Surgeon. It isn't anything that anyone other than those listed above could advise either for or against. I can certainly see why you might be considering bilat. mastectomy at this point but you need to give this some careful study and consideration.    Regards ....
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multifocal invasive lobular carcinoma treatment options

I once read that lobular cancer was more likely to spread to the other breast than ductile cancer.  I don't know if that is true or not or about recurrance statistics. best to discuss with your oncologist and surgeon.  Check out MD Anderson's site and www.breastcenter.com for information on mastectomies and reconstruction. i had a right radical mastectomy and wish I would have done the double.  If you have the mastectomy; make sure they do a skin sparing surgery so as to not limit your options for reconstruction.  Also, if you wait till after radiation for reconstruction there is a risk your skin will be too damaged for reconstruction. I didn't have an option, I needed a flat surface for radiation so I'm just waiting till I can see the plastic surgeon to see if reconstruction is an option; lopsided for now. sorry i got off on a tagent, hope I gave you some useful info jessi
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Invasive lobular carcinoma

Hi, About 75-80% of invasive breast cancers are ductal (IDC) and 10-15% are lobular (ILC). I'm not aware of the latter  type of  BC running in families. However, an increasted risk for it is associated with the use of combination estrogen/progestin HRT, so avoiding that  medication is probably the main thing you can do to avoid lobular BC. (One study found that women who took that form of HRT for 3 years or more had 4 times the risk for ILC.) By way of history,there was an observable increase in BC, particularly  invasive lobular BC, a number of years ago when  HRT was being heavily prescribed, due to being promoted as preventing loss of bone density, heart disease, and cognitive problems, in additional to treating menopausal symptoms. One study reported that women then currently taking HRT were about three times as likely as other women to be among the cancer patients and those who used combined HRT for three or more years had a higher risk of lobular cancer. They said that incidence of invasive lobular cancer rose by 52 percent in the United States between 1987 and 1999 and that cases of ductal-lobular breast cancer rose by 96 percent during that time, while rates of ductal cancer rose only 3 percent over the same period. They concluded,"Our research suggests that the use of post-menopausal hormone-replacement therapy, specifically the use of combined estrogen-plus-progestin preparations, may be contributing to this increase." Since then, many women made the decision to stop HRT and doctors began  recommending only  using the lowest effective dose, for the shortest period of time possible, to treat menopause symptoms that  significantly affect a woman's quality of life, and breast cancer rates have leveled off again. Best wishes, bluebutterfly
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