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Those With DCIS, Did You Have A Sentinel Node Biopsy?

Those With DCIS, Did You Have A Sentinel Node Biopsy?

DCIS stage 0, 1cm area, grade 3 ER/PR+. My surgeon is only doing the sentinel node biopsy because I requested. I also asked about MRI but he said that it wasn't needed. I did the BRCA test (negative for both). Is it usual to just do the lumpectomy and not do a node biopsy? How did you decide? (If you did?)

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a lumpectomy and the sentinel node biopsy last September... was told by my surgeon it was a must. Happy to say I had no lymph node involvement and my margins were clear. I was stage 1 with a 1.4 cm tumor. Unfortunately my cancer was ER+, PR+ and Her2+ which meant I needed chemo. I still have numbness in my armpit area from the node biopsy, but, as the months go by it seems to be getting better.
I took my surgeon's advice when it came to what procedures were needed. Good luck to you on your journey.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have been told it doesn't matter what stage your at but if your + ER & PR. A breast MRI is for diagnosing so if you want one then ask for it with another breast oncologist surgeon. Your just being cautious and proactive which is okay.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

DCIS Stage 0, High Grade (Level 3), ER 95%/PR 885%. Had lumpectomy, only 1/2 inch square area of DCIS. No lymph nodes removed. Asked for an Oncotype test to determine how aggressive DCIS is. Results 16/100, lower than 39 is low risk. Lower than 11 no radiation. I declined radiation, Tamoxifen and Arimidex. Found on MRI - early find. Followup is MRI 6 months after diagnosis, mammo 6 months later, than another MRi 6 months after mammo, etc.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a lumpectomy and a sentinel node bx which was negative,

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I did not have a choice. My doctor did both sentinel node and MRI. I also had DCIS stage 0 and grade 3. Also at number 20 of 34 radiation treatments. Node biopsy was negative as well. Margins also clear. Good luck to all.

posted almost 5 years ago
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