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fat necrosis or dcis?

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  • Posted By: Sallygan
  • June 14, 2009
  • 07:50 AM

Hi there,
I posted this wrongly on a different section, so I thought I better repost it here. Sorry for that.

I was diagnosed with dcis in my left breast 2 months ago and had a lumpectomy done to remove 2 tumors sized 5.5cm and 2.5cm. The cancer cells were high grade. The histology report shows clear margins. But recently a mammogram performed on the same breast shows micro calsifications near the site of excision. It is about 2cm. My surgeon wants to do a reexcision or even recommended mastectomy as she fears that it might not be fat necrosis but due to my extensive dcis which is aggressive. I am not sure what to do next. If possible a mastectomy would be my last option. Can a new dcis happen so fast in the space of 2 months? Would a biopsy on the tumor be accurate? I would appreciate if anybody in the same situation can advise. Thanks a lot.

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