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Microcalcificatio with Clusters

Hi, As I mentioned it earlier that my sister has “Micro Calcification” with Clusters in her right breast turned out be the Cancer and it is speeded all over the breast (9CM). They said it’s DUCTOL” and “Mastectomy” has to be done ASAP and then they will send it to the pathology test for the further evaluation. Can anyone please tell me what’s going on to her and the life span because she is just 36years old and the mother of 6years and 2 1/2 years old kids.
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Dear Sai387:  Without more information, it is impossible to speculate on your sister’s life expectancy.  Her cancer appears to be large but we do not know whether it is invasive or intraductal, whether it has has invaded the lymph nodes, whether it is hormone receptor positive or her 2 positive and a variety of other factors which help to guide treatment decisions and prognosis.  Your sister may benefit from seeing an oncologist prior to her mastectomy so that she can have some of her questions answered and help determine the best way to approach treatment.  
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She has calcification extesively around 10 cm.  May be this is the size.

So far Nodes ( sentinal nodes ) do not show any sign of invasive cells.  Doctor has taken out the sentinal nodes during the mastectomy and they looked under microscope for signs of spreading.  It did not spread and they stopped at that point and not taken out any more nodes. During the operation they have tested those nodes 6-7 times.  They will look deep inside after the surgery by pathology department.



Our doctor said, the extracted mass was sent to pathology department and they will test that in more than 100 places and test for any sign of invasive cancer.  As of Friday, they have checked 36 places( of the extracted mass ) and it does not show any invasive cancer cells.  Doctor said, they will continue to look more deep inside and the result will come out by next week.



Regarding further analysis, doctor said as part of the analysis he may have her gene tested.  May be this may tell something about metastasis??  I am not sure of this one.

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Hi Doctor, my sister's pathology report came and the sugen told her that every thing is normal and she dosen't need to take any treatments including the medication. He just told her to go for check ups for every 6 months.Will it be Ok, the person with DICS (9CM Microcalcification all over her right breast and Mastectomy has performed) with out taking any other treatments and medication? One way I'm happy that my sister is out of danger,but the other way I have a concern about re occurence if she dosen't take any medication. Please clarify my doubt.
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