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    Beautiful day! Final surgery scheduled 11/16. Hallelujah!

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    Jennyjenny asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Contemplating a push for her2 status and a revisit to tamoxifen?

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      lynn1950

      Hi, Jennyjenny, I don't understand your question, either.

      over 4 years ago
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      blondie

      Are you saying that you might have to redo the tamoxifen treatment? Please explain the second sentence so you can get better support from others.

      over 4 years ago
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      leepenn

      I'm gonna guess that you don't know your her2 status. The problem is that they need cancer cells in order to perform that test. It's possible they performed that test, but that you did not receive the result. Ask for your pathology report!

      Your "revisit tamoxifen" - I'm guessing that you are on this drug because you are er/pr+. Are you thinking about not taking the drug?

      DCIS means early stage.

      I also did a bilateral mastectomy - about one month before yours. How has your recovery been? Mine has gone very well.

      Best wishes,
      Lee

      over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (Other): Need to collaborate with onc to determine whether treatment or care is needed, ,including her 2 status. Dx is high grade dcis, multiccentric, comedo type with luminal necrosis, er and pr pos, but no her 2 status was determined. My paternal grandmother had dx at same age in same breast, mast only one side, recurred with mets everywhere 12 years later and died. I want to be seriously on top of my game to prevent recurrence. Des anyone here have an opinioor perspective of the value of looking at her2 in high grade multiccentric borderline dcis with family history?

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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Implant)): Had some healing complication and an extra surgery for open excision and repair of open area on left side that didn't close or heal properly. Am halfway through surgeries for reconstruction at this point.