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Detect Dcis Mass
DCIS rt breast in 2011 removed. Now, solid mass in left breast has grown 1mm since 05/2014. Primary wants me to see a surgeon? Is this necessary?
How long is process of evaluating mass after mammogram including biopsy or lumpectomy? Then how long till radiation? Probable dcis or stage 1 ductal.
Depends? Sentinel LN: From mammo. To biopsy core 48 to 72 hours. Final pathology 2 to 3 days if positive and they run the hormone panel er / pr / her -2 oncogene. Definitive lumpectomy / sln biopsy +/_ axillary diss. In 1 to 2 weeks depending on md / hospital schedule. Healing 1 to 2 weeks. Then XRT unless not stage 1 or 0 (dcis) ie stage 2 with high oncotypedx rscore then chemotherapy first -same for her2 +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Felt bead-like 2-3mm mass just outside areola so stopped vivelle (estradiol). After 1 wk, shaped like a caplet <1mmx3mm, less tender. Could it be cancer or dcis?
See your doctor.: I have been a breast cancer surgeon for over 20 years and I am still fooled by some exams. With that said, there are some generalizations about which breast lumps are more concerning than others. Cancers tend to be rock-hard, fixed, and 3-dimensionally round or oval. Benign lumps tend to be rubbery, cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped. What you are describing sounds benign but you must be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dcis may be classified into different types based upon the pattern of growth when viewed under a microscope. These include comedo, papillary, cribiform, and solid. The comedo form tends to have the highest potential for becoming invasive if left untreated. Dcis may also be classified by how rapidly the cancer cells are dividing; this is referred to as the grade of the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factor v cancer: Dcis is a pre-cancerous condition that, if left untreated, could turn into a cancer. It is often detected by mammography. Lcis is not pre-cancerous, however, women who are found to have lcis are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer (in either breast). It is usually not detectable by mammography and is often found incidentally at the time of biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: If we knew the answer to this question, women with dcis would not all need surgery! about 50% of dcis (ductal carcinoma in situ), if left untreated, will go on to become invasive cancer. Certain genes in the dcis cells get "turned on", making them invasive, but we don't know what makes this switch happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer