May 13, 2013 - 11:09 am
Just came from the hospital. The news is that they've found 2 tumors of different types. One is IDC (invasive ductal carcinoma), that one was seen on us and was biopsied to get a diagnosis. The other one is ILC (lobular invasive carcinoma) and the doctors had no clue it was there. If I haven't opted for mastectomy, it would likely stay there, and spread forward. I've just read on the net that this type is very hard to diagnose because it can't be seen on mammograms and ultrasounds. ILC spread to sentinel node (metastatis is 1 cm long), so I will have another surgery next week to remove all the nodes. Plus I will most likely have chemo, it's not oficial yet, but my doctor thinks I will have it. The not so bad part of this is that both tumors are 100% hormone positive, I just don't know about HER2 yet. Grades of both tumors are 2.
This really knocked me down, I became totally speechless. How the hell I got two different tumors? Have any of you experienced something like that and what does it mean? Should I opt for mastectomy for the second breast as well? I've read that lobular cancer can be bilateral at the same time. I've called doctor back and he agrees to reconsider that later, after this surgery.
Ah, bummer. This is definitely not what I was hoping for.
Take care, Carmen