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 Constantine ,

So why is there so much debate and confusion in the medical community about the Insitu Cancers? Is it such a far stretch to think this is the beginning of an invasive cancer . Do cancers start out invasive? or is it they percolate and divide over time BEGINING in the ducts and lobes. Is it cell structure that determines weather it is cells that will become invasive or not. ARE the cells of a DCIS and LCIS  cancers different than cells that have invaded out of the duct or lobe? Or is it  location only. Why is LCIS considered less threatening or a lower risk than DCIS ? 
 I am trying to figure out why I have got different reaction from different doctors. One that says it's not cancer, One that says get it the hell out, and one that says we have time. How do they know that it will just sit there or it will invade?  WHAT?? WHY?? HUH??

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Hi Carrie,

I had asked Edge these same questions.  Some of your answers may be on page two of this forum under the thread where I ask Edge about LCIS.  Very informative stuff in his reply.

I'm really looking forward to hearing what his response to you is.  My appt with the surgeon is this coming week.

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Bren
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Brenda my LCIS buddy thank you
 
risk indicator" versus a "breast cancer precursor"

This is making me nuts. Why is it called a indicator or
a precurser? How do they know? Invasive Cancers start some where.
where and what?  I think they call  DCIS 0 stage. So what is LCIS ? When someone is dx'd ILC did it start 0 stage in the lobe ? Wasn't your LCIS multifocal too Bren?

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Hi Carrie,

I don't know.  I only realized this past January that LCIS and DCIS was diagnosed on my path report as well.  I just skipped right over it.  All the focus was on the IDC tumor.  No mention was made on the path report about how much of the resected tissue was LCIS or DCIS.  I will be talking to my surgeon about it this week.

Oh BTW - I started to try Tamox again a few days ago at a very low dose and already the nausea and diarrhea has started.  I made it six weeks last time.  We'll see how see how long I can hold out this time.
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