Study re DCIS and radiation and tamoxifen

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CypressCynthia
CypressCynthia Member Posts: 4,014 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
New study in the Lancet Oncology which shows benefits of radiation and tamoxifen with DCIS:

Interpretation: This updated analysis confirms the long-term beneficial effect of radiotherapy and reports a benefit for tamoxifen in reducing local and contralateral new breast events for women with DCIS treated by complete local excision.
See more at Effect of tamoxifen and radiotherapy in women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ

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  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
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    Thanks Cynthia!
    Thanks for another great link Cynthia! I will read this for sure!


    Sue :)
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
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    Ritzy said:

    Thanks Cynthia!
    Thanks for another great link Cynthia! I will read this for sure!


    Sue :)

    C.C. -- Your are TRUELY my Sister in every sense
    of the word .. Kindered Spirits, WARRIORS in PINK. The reason I say this is because, I am doing a little research and re-organizing when I ran across - my bilateral diagnostic mammogram - dated 30 June 2009 .. clincal history .bah bah bah .. procedure bah bah bah... findings: the breast parenchyma is moderately dense and heterogenerous. asymmetric increased ensity generally in the upper outer quadrantof the left breast as compare dtothe other regions. There are numerous clustered pleomorphic microcalcifications in this same area. This is just as deep to the area wher the BB has been place. Here's the good part --- wait for it ..

    Findings are considered suspicious ofr malignancy. Biopsy is recommended. The area involved is ill-defined margins and measures approximately 5cm in diameter. Surgical excisional biopsy is recommended. Suspicious abnormality - biopsy should be done, as soon as possible.

    Fast forward to 8/10/09

    size of lumpectomy specimen: 10.0x7.0x4.0 cm
    size of tumor: 3.0x2.4x2.0 cm


    primarily in situ, high grade solid and comedo type ---

    path report states on 8/10 .. Diagnosis: Left breast lumpectomy specimen with Extensive Hight Grade Intraductal Carcinoma In Situ Solid Tumor and Comedo Type



    --- so I guess what I am stating is that the analysis of my mammo 'WAS' or IS pretty spot on to what the pathologist - Dr. Calvin Marantz found in my block


    oh the good times ...

    Vicki Sam
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    will check it out..
    thanks so much for info....
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    VickiSam said:

    C.C. -- Your are TRUELY my Sister in every sense
    of the word .. Kindered Spirits, WARRIORS in PINK. The reason I say this is because, I am doing a little research and re-organizing when I ran across - my bilateral diagnostic mammogram - dated 30 June 2009 .. clincal history .bah bah bah .. procedure bah bah bah... findings: the breast parenchyma is moderately dense and heterogenerous. asymmetric increased ensity generally in the upper outer quadrantof the left breast as compare dtothe other regions. There are numerous clustered pleomorphic microcalcifications in this same area. This is just as deep to the area wher the BB has been place. Here's the good part --- wait for it ..

    Findings are considered suspicious ofr malignancy. Biopsy is recommended. The area involved is ill-defined margins and measures approximately 5cm in diameter. Surgical excisional biopsy is recommended. Suspicious abnormality - biopsy should be done, as soon as possible.

    Fast forward to 8/10/09

    size of lumpectomy specimen: 10.0x7.0x4.0 cm
    size of tumor: 3.0x2.4x2.0 cm


    primarily in situ, high grade solid and comedo type ---

    path report states on 8/10 .. Diagnosis: Left breast lumpectomy specimen with Extensive Hight Grade Intraductal Carcinoma In Situ Solid Tumor and Comedo Type



    --- so I guess what I am stating is that the analysis of my mammo 'WAS' or IS pretty spot on to what the pathologist - Dr. Calvin Marantz found in my block


    oh the good times ...

    Vicki Sam

    Vicki
    I notice a lot of postings here have #s like yours.....size etc etc...

    I had lumpectomy 3 yrs ago...(almost) and have no clue of any of my #s...nor remember ever hearing them! IS it common doctors tell you exactly?

    Denise W.
  • VickiSam
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    will check it out..
    thanks so much for info....

    Denise .. Do you have a copy of your path report
    if not, please try and get it from your oncologist office, or general surgeon. My general surgeon explained in simple terms ..

    Size of my cancerous tumor .. the size of a golf ball
    Size taken from the upper portion of left breast .. the size of an orange, in order
    to gather clear margins.

    Again .. I somewhat forgot some of the actual factual information, until I found it again yesterday .. which after reading and digesting the paperwork, freaked me out, all over again.

    Let us know!

    Vicki Sam
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    VickiSam said:

    Denise .. Do you have a copy of your path report
    if not, please try and get it from your oncologist office, or general surgeon. My general surgeon explained in simple terms ..

    Size of my cancerous tumor .. the size of a golf ball
    Size taken from the upper portion of left breast .. the size of an orange, in order
    to gather clear margins.

    Again .. I somewhat forgot some of the actual factual information, until I found it again yesterday .. which after reading and digesting the paperwork, freaked me out, all over again.

    Let us know!

    Vicki Sam

    Vicki
    I dont' think I have ever seen or heard any #s at all...I am very organized and keep everything in files..but do not rememeber...I am sure IF I WAS told the # with so much info being thrown at me...I AM sure it was a blurr...

    IS there any reason to really know or have?

    My surgeon left-he did my surgery-I went back for follow up shortly after and said leaving practice. I saw someone he referred once and never since..(almost 3 yrs)

    why does everyone keep in touch with the surgeon-I HOPE these questions don't sound dumb!
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
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    Vicki
    I dont' think I have ever seen or heard any #s at all...I am very organized and keep everything in files..but do not rememeber...I am sure IF I WAS told the # with so much info being thrown at me...I AM sure it was a blurr...

    IS there any reason to really know or have?

    My surgeon left-he did my surgery-I went back for follow up shortly after and said leaving practice. I saw someone he referred once and never since..(almost 3 yrs)

    why does everyone keep in touch with the surgeon-I HOPE these questions don't sound dumb!

    I would go to the hospital where results ... are 'read'
    analysised and reviewed. Just a thought
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
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    Vicki
    I notice a lot of postings here have #s like yours.....size etc etc...

    I had lumpectomy 3 yrs ago...(almost) and have no clue of any of my #s...nor remember ever hearing them! IS it common doctors tell you exactly?

    Denise W.

    You do need to get a copy of
    You do need to get a copy of your pathology report Denise. It is important for you to know and to keep for your records.


    Jan
  • disneyfan2008
    disneyfan2008 Member Posts: 6,583 Member
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    VickiSam said:

    I would go to the hospital where results ... are 'read'
    analysised and reviewed. Just a thought

    get results
    what is the benefit of having them? esp now almost 3 yrs later...? just curious