This may be the first time I have ever done a double post. I received my Pathology report today finally. I must start with there was NO cancer as expected Thank God! With that said, it was also a very scary call. As I stated earlier in the blog, I decided to have the Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy due to the findings of Atypical lobular hyperplasia mixed with my mothers history which resulted in a 50-50 chance of cancer myself. SO, we expected to find this in the path reports.
What we did not expect was what was also found. Lobular Carcinoma In Situ.
“Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is technically not cancer; but, because it is a marker for the development of all types of invasive and non-invasive breast cancers, LCIS is often thought of as a form of breast cancer.”
Holy Shit! It has been a day filled with emotion….obviously thrilled that I am cancer free! BUT…one of the options given to me was increased screening blah blah.
“Lobular carcinoma in situ usually has no symptoms. Many times, it’s not even detected by routine screening mammograms. This is because, unlike other breast cancers and related conditions, LCIS does not result in the formation of calcium deposits in certain breast cells.:”
For anyone who is faced with the high risk decisions to have the BPM or not….do it! Had I waited another year or two? How different could things have been for my family? I am blessed to not have to answer that question!