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LCIS: should I take Tamoxifen?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 23, 2020 | Replies (18)

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Thanks so much for such a thoughtful and informative reply. Just curious – how old were you when you originally got your LCIS diagnosis? I was 61 which appears to be older than average…… have no idea if that has any significance thanks again.

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Forgot to ask – which supplements did your docs have you take? Thanks again

I was the 'average' age when diagnosed with LCIS – I was 56 (I am 62 now). I was diagnosed with invasive lobular two years later at 58. You're right in the ballpark really. They have averages when things happen based on statistics but I think it's really not understood completely. This past December my Mom was diagnosed with DCIS at age 83………Had her doctor not felt something funny in a pretty comprehensive wellness exam, I don't know if my Mom would ever have known she had DCIS because they quit doing mammograms in older age women. Best to be really diligent with exams, treatment and follow up. I was hoping I wouldn't get invasive cancer (who doesn't right?) but I'm glad I found it early and treated it.