• treatment for Lobular Carcinoma

    Asked by BarbaraAustin on Monday, May 6, 2013

    treatment for Lobular Carcinoma

    I have stage 1 lobular carcinoma. Is chemo a standard part of treatment?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • SandiD's Avatar

      I am sorry about your diagnosis. I had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I suggest you go to www.breastcancer.org. It is a very informative site. I hope that helps. I wish you the very best of healing on this journey.

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I agree with SandiD....breastcancer.org (bco) is a great site....
      Chemo depends on a number of factors. Have you consulted with an oncologist? the oncologist would be the best person to offer a medical opinion whether chemo is indicated for you and your cancer. Wishingall the best...

      over 4 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar
      DianaL (Best Answer!)

      I had High Stage1 Low Stage II Lobular carcinoma. At my surgical oncologist visit it was to be a lumpectomy and brachetherapy. My medical oncologist would not commit until after the lumpectomy to see what the final path was. My final path came back with microscopic cells in two of the sentinenal lymph nodes and a second cancer sitting behind the first Ductal Insitsu.
      Then the surgeon and medical oncologist suggested a mastectomy and I had a bilateral. That came back clean--no other lymph nodes involved and they had got it all the first time.
      The good news was not radiation, I did have to have chemo. My chemo was Taxotere and Cytoxin, 4 treatments over 12 weeks. The chemo was not that bad for me. I did research at the breastcancer.org website and any other I could find. This is a slow spreading cancer and I was ER+ and PR+ so I am on Tamoxifen for the next five years. At the beginning the doctors all throught I would have the lumpectomy and just take a pill. So there is a positive side to this. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Here is the link to chemotherapyadvisor.com which has the regimens for all cancers. This link is for lung cancer. It is a site free to join and I hope it will give you some insight. I am an oncology nurse and I am always here to help, Carm RN.


      over 4 years ago
    • BarbaraAustin's Avatar

      I had a biopsy Feb 28, 2013, lumpectomy April 12, and will have additional margin removed on May 8th. I struggle every single day not knowing what my treatment plan will be. I was originally told to stay off the net but I continue to log on and search sites for information. I'm just feeling very weighted down. I was told I would know by May 9 what my treatment plan would be but today I was notified that the testing isn't back and it will be another week before I know. I feel numb today.

      over 4 years ago

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