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Doctor insights on: Lobular Carcinoma Of The Breast

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can someone with lobular carcinoma breast feed?

Can someone with lobular carcinoma breast feed?

After treatment: I trust that you have been treated for the carcinoma. If you have been treated it is okay to breast feed. ...Read more

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Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed their babies?

Can women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed their babies?

Yes: Breast cancer cannot be transmitted to your baby in breast milk you are better off to treat your cancer sooner rather than continuing to breast feed your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed?

Is it safe for a women with invasive lobular carcinoma breast feed?

Yes: I trust that you were treated for breast carcinoma and are now blessed with a child. Cancer is not transmitted through milk, though some other diseases, such as HIV can be. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast and arm pain after having biopsy with lobular carcinoma in situ diagnosis?

What are the causes of breast and arm pain after having biopsy with lobular carcinoma in situ diagnosis?

LCIS : Lobular-carcinoma-in-situ (lcis) is a microscopic finding on breast biopsy that is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in either breast of those affected. It is silent in that it causes no symptoms. Therefore, your breast & arm pain is unrelated to the diagnosis. Perhaps the pain is related to the biopsy procedure itself. If so, it should resolve pretty quickly. ...Read more

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I need to know what is lobular carcinoma?

I need to know what is lobular carcinoma?

Type of breast ca: About 15% of breast cancers are the lobular type. They develop from the milk-producing lobules in the breast. They are usually estrogen receptor positive and they respond well to hormone therapies like tamoxifen. ...Read more

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Are there natural treatments for lobular carcinoma in situ?

Are there natural treatments for lobular carcinoma in situ?

Yes BUT: We need to consider that this is probably lobular "neoplasia" vs. Cis. That being said we still feel this is marker of increased cancer risk. We shouldn't neglect putting together fam history, other risk factors, limitations & risks in imaging, etc before discounting antihormonal therapy and rarely surgery. Many do choose close follow-up. Natural treatments may be incorporated with sufficient data. ...Read more

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How is invasive lobular carcinoma (ilc) usually diagnosed?

How is invasive lobular carcinoma (ilc) usually diagnosed?

Biopsy: The only way to make a diagnosis of ilc is by biopsy (usually needle biopsy). The problem with ilc is that it often does not show up on a mammogram or sonogram until it is large or a lump can be felt. That is why the diagnosis of ilc is often made later than other types of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

I have invasive lobular carcinoma. What are my chances of complete recovery?

Good: Lobular breast cancer is more frequently multifocal and bilateral than ductal carcinoma. However, with mastectomy (lumpectomy may not be sufficient) and sentinel lymph node biopsy, with follow-up hormone therapy and/or radiation should yield a good outcome, depending on the grade and stage of the cancer. Stage is most important, along with hormone receptor status. ...Read more

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The decision was that I have lobular carcinoma in situ. What is it?

The decision was that I have lobular carcinoma in situ. What is it?

Also called lobular: Neoplasia...It forecasts that you will develop a breast cancer in either breast. Some used to do "mirror" biopsies. Others contemplate bilateral mastectomy. Lcis is a risk not a cancer, but the lobular invasive cancer can pose detection problems. Discuss this with a breast cancer team. I would watch very carefully. Lobular cancer makes up only 15% of invasive cancer. ...Read more

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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal ca?

Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal ca?

No: Although both are breast cancers they are different in the significance attached to them. Lobular carcinoma is more likely to be larger, lymph node positive and estrogen positive then invasive ductal. A study in the ann surg oncol. 2010 jul;17(7):1862-9. Epub 2010 feb 17 suggests that invasive lobular carcinoma has a better prognosis stage for stage than invasive ductal carcinoma. ...Read more

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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal carcinoma?

Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same  as invasive ductal carcinoma?

Different: Lobular carcinoma is less common and often does not form a lump. Please see these sites for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/invasive-lobular-carcinoma/ds01063 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with invasive lobular carcinoma?

What is the survival rate of patients with invasive lobular carcinoma?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancers are staged based upon the size of the cancer, lymph node or distant organ involvement, direct extension to the skin or chest wall muscles, and unique molecular features of the tumor. Published rates of 5-yr survival (http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage) vary quite a bit based on these variables, between 15%-93%. ...Read more

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Is mastectomy good for an invasive & in situ lobular carcinoma, stage 1b, sbr grade 2, 8 mm in size with good margins except anterior margin 1.5mm ?

Is mastectomy good for an invasive & in situ lobular carcinoma, stage 1b, sbr grade 2, 8 mm in size with good margins except anterior margin 1.5mm ?

Concern: The 1.5mm margin anteriorly is the only margin that gives me concern. For patients undergoing lumpectomy, obtaining at least a 2mm margin is associated with a decreased risk of recurrence. It would not be usual practice to take you back to surgery for a re-excision of this margin, however. ...Read more

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I have invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 2b, grade 2, spread to 1 lymph-node. Estrogen + , her2 - should I consider genetic testing?

I have invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 2b, grade 2, spread to 1 lymph-node. Estrogen + , her2 - should I consider genetic testing?

Yes, please: Breast cancer at age 33 meets criteria for brca testing. The results may significantly impact one's surgical treatment decision (best to do before radiation therapy, since this would be unnecessary if one opts for mastectomy). That said, without any other risk factors, the statistical probability of being brca (+) is not that high. Please see a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more

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I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

Sightly increased...: There is a slightly increased risk of breast cancer with lobular neoplasia, but the majority of women with this diagnosis do not get breast cancer. Some sites describe a 7 to 11 times increased risk for future breast cancer. Tamoxifen may be a consideration for breast cancer prevention. See a breast specialist and consider genetic testing for breast cancer risk analysis. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Approximately 80%: The exact answer to this question depends on a number of factors: actual tumor size, level of estrogen expression, number of nodes involved, medications given and individual response to medications. Lifestyle factors are also key. 80% 5-year survival comes from pooled data from a variety of patients. It's best to ask you medical oncologist to calculate your survival based upon your personal data ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Better than 85%: Invasive lobular carcinoma begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules) of the breast the cells having broken out of the lobule where they began and in Stage IIB have spread to regional lymph nodes. It typically doesn't form a lump, but often causes a fullness in one part of the breast.. They tend to have more hormone-receptor–positive tumors , lower nuclear grade and survival better than 85% ...Read more