Microinvasive breast cancer and positive senitel lympyh node

Posted by jusme @jusme, Jul 6, 2018

I had bilateral mastectomy and removal of sentinal nodes due to dcis insitu however when pathology report came in they found another type of cancer …microinvasive breast cancer with one of two sentinel nodes positive. Has anyone else had this diagnoses ? There's not much available on it. I have went for the body scan to assure it has not spread . Still anxiously awaiting results .

@heathercantu

I was diagnosed with dcis in stiu with suspected microinvasion on June 18th. Waiting on genetic results before surgical plan. Did u have any pain in the lymph nodes?

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I'm sorry to hear of your diagnoses @mmcleod1.  May I ask who recommended chemo? My medical oncologist recommended chemo pill after radiation. They were not able to find the receptors of my microinvasive tumors . 

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@colleenyoung

Hi @jusme, any update on next steps? The type of breast cancer and treatment plan?

@graceak10 Did you decide to also do radiation in addition to chemo?

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The medical oncologist was unable to determine the receptor type of the microinvasive cancer therefore he is assuming it's the same type of cancer as dcis since it was in its background . Radiation oncologist is sending me to Vanderbilt for a 2nd opinion on radiation. He doesn't think I need it but I'm uncomfortable with that. So Monday i see 2 radiation oncologist at Vanderbilt and hope I have some answers and a treatment plan by midweek.

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@heathercantu

I was diagnosed with dcis in stiu with suspected microinvasion on June 18th. Waiting on genetic results before surgical plan. Did u have any pain in the lymph nodes?

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Hello! Welcome- @mmcleod1. Thank you for posting.

How are you feeling so far? and how long is treatment to last?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @jusme, any update on next steps? The type of breast cancer and treatment plan?

@graceak10 Did you decide to also do radiation in addition to chemo?

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good for you for advocating for yourself. I love this post. If you feel something isn't right or don't feel comfortable with the plan a recommends or you want a second opinion- by all means- do it. good job!

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