by Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance

"My cancer was missed on mammograms.  It never formed a lump.  I finally found it myself because my breast had an indentation I could see.  A MRI revealed it was in not one, but both breasts!  By then I was already stage 3."

We hear these stories like these from patients every day. Lobular breast cancer (ILC) is the second most common cellular type of breast cancer, and even though most have never heard of it, it's not a rare disease.  Alone it is the 6th most frequently diagnosed cancer of women in the US.   
The Sneaky Breast Cancer

ILC doesn't always show up on mammograms, and is diagnosed later when it's harder to treat.  Its cells grow like branches on a tree - it doesn't form a lump.  It has different biological traits and it spreads to different locations that more typical forms of breast cancer.  It's now considered an entirely different disease.  Despite these differences, ILC is treated with the same protocols as more common breast cancers.  

The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance (LBCA) is a new patient-driven advocacy network working with a scientific advisory board of breast cancer researchers and clinicians. Our goal is to promote research that advances prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for patients with lobular breast cancer (ILC) and educate about lobular breast disease. 

Thank you for joining us.  Together we can shine a light on ILC and bring lobular breast cancer out of the shadows.
Your donation is tax-deductible, and will be wisely allocated towards supporting our work.

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Prefer to send a check than give online?  No problem.  Send a check payable to our fiscal sponsor - Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs and mail it to 23532 Calabasas Rd., Suite A Calabasas, CA  91302.  Please write LBCA in the memo line so the funds go to us.