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I was recently diagnosed with LCIS. I have rec'd two opinions. One was to do nothing and the other was to have both breasts removed.
Does anyone know how to proceed?
Is this the correct place to ask this?
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Hi Erika, Welcome to No Surrender. I too have been dx'd with LCIS or Lobular Neoplasia . and like you received very frustrating and conflicting advise from surgeons and doctors as to what my next step should be. I came to the conclusion for me I wanted a bilateral mastectomy, but because of another medical condition I was unable to. The surgeon felt it was too risky the surgery is very long with reconstruction. The only sure thing I have found out about LCIS is there is conflicting opinions in the medical community. I understand your frustration I truly do. These are the questions you may want to consider when trying to decide what is best for you. 1. What is your family history? Do you have first degree family history? Have you done a Genetic Study? 2. Have you had more than one surgery or biopsy that the path showed high risk cell changes. 3. How comfortable are with doing careful surveillance. Our risk does not decrease over the years . 4. How is your general health . 5. Does taking a chemo preventive med such as Tamoxifen or Raloxifen if you are post menopausal help calm your fears . No one can tell you what is best for you. Hope this helps a little Hugs, Carrie __________________ courage does not always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day
saying.. i will try again tomorrow.