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Tue, Jan 28 6:59am · LCIS-Age 61 (post menopause) diagnosis- AI’s a good idea? in Breast Cancer

Wow! You are doing a great job following up and taking care of yourself. From my experience and reading everyone’s story it seems as though there is no perfect answer, darn! My LCIS was discovered when I was 49. I had a lumpectomy and followed up with 5 years on Tamoxifen. I had few side effects though the worst was my uterus started growing significantly so I had a complete hysterectomy. 4 years after I ended tamoxifen, it was discovered that I had invasive lobular cancer. I had a lumpectomy, radiation and am taking anastrozole each day. I am having periods of sharp pain in some of my joints. I walk a lot through rain and snow, I have a regular Yoga practice and eat a plant based diet. When I’m feeling strong I feel like a warrior battling this disease and when I’m not I meditate and remind myself that this is just temporary. All any of us can do is listen to our body and do the best we can each day. I don’t have any known gene mutations but my mother had breast cancer at age 28 and died from metastatic cancer when she was 43. Take care my fellow warriors!

Tue, Jan 7 1:22pm · The math of invasive breast cancer risk for LCIS in Breast Cancer

Do you have a family history of breast ca? My Mom had ca when she was 28. It metastasized when she was 39 and she passed on at age 43. I don’t test positive for any genetic mutations KNOWN but can’t help to think that there is a connection.

Mon, Jan 6 10:24pm · The math of invasive breast cancer risk for LCIS in Breast Cancer

I was 49 when I was diagnosed with LCIS. I had a lumpectomy and followed up with 5 years of tamoxifen. Side effects were minimal at first but my uterus started growing like crazy so I had it removed. There was no cancer but many polyps. At age 63 I was diagnosed with invasive lobular cancer in the same breast, pretty much the same area. I’ve gone through another lumpectomy followed by 20 radiation treatments. I am taking Anastrozole and of course experiencing many side effects. I have been on a plant based diet for over 6 years now, maintained a healthy weight and have a regular Yoga practice. I also have been frustrated with the lack of research done on LCIS. It might not be called cancer but…So we live each day with as much joy as we can, make the best choices we can and lean on one another for support. Thanks for this opportunity to share.