• Breast cancer found in two locations. Has anyone had a lumpectomy for this situation?

    Asked by Loafer on Friday, September 14, 2012

    Breast cancer found in two locations. Has anyone had a lumpectomy for this situation?

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    • SandiD's Avatar
      SandiD

      Is it all in the same breast? Lumpectomy is very successful. I had one large IDC tumor & 2 DCIS areas removed by lumpectomy in 2009 (following early colon cancer in 2008). I then had chemo & radiation. At this time I take Aromasin and show No Evidence of Disease! Good luck to you! If I can help, please let me know.

      over 4 years ago
    • Laurie's Avatar
      Laurie

      Yes, but....................... It depends on how big you are. You're talking 2 goodly sized chunk-ectomies and if you aren't very big, it might look kind of odd post op. I had 1 done in 2001, 2 in 2007 (breast reduction surgery 1 step at a time, I called it!). It actually looked 1/2 way decent and I liked the size better. But, in 2010, there were 2 more and they weren't close. So, it would've looked really out of shape (ie, not at all rounded---maybe something along the lines of a figure 8), and being the 3rd time, I went for mastectomy,

      over 4 years ago
    • Loafer's Avatar
      Loafer

      Thanks all! Yes, in same breast. Both idc ( grade 3) One is at 12:00 and 1.8 cm. the other is at 1:00 and .5 cm. they are both very high ( above bra line and near collar bone). Very high for a mamo to pick up( which is probably why it was missed). While not large, they are aggressive.

      over 4 years ago
    • Laurie's Avatar
      Laurie

      12:00 and 1:00 are right next to each other, so, technicallyl do-able. They would probably remove almost a 1/4 of the breast, tho, so speak to surgeon about how it will look post-op.

      over 4 years ago

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