Anyone here with Lymphovascular/vascular invasion

Hi good afternoon,

Anyone here with Lymphovascular/ vascular invasion and still doing well after treatment?

kind regards 


Hi @Drida  

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Hello Adriana, 

I have just noticed that you have posted your query twice with no specific subject response to date.  My pathology report did not show lymphovascular invasion (LVI), however I did not want to ignore your post.  I think it can be a bit disconcerting when you do not get a response to this sort of query. 


Perhaps it is a query you can discuss with your medical team who obviously have more insight to your individual situation.  I am sure someone will come along soon who has had more direct experience. In the meantime, here is a post from Eileen765 (thank you) on the subject, from an old thread. 



I too had lv invasion. I also had lymph node involvment, large 4.5cm tumour. Nobody told me I asked after I had read about it somewhere. I am 8 years down the line now. Also her2. Good luck and try not to worry too much. Eileen". 


Regards to you and best wishes for your treatment. 

Chick ? x


Hi Drida,


yes I am LVI positive. I did not know what this was when I read it on my pathology report. So I obviously did my own research until my 3 week appointment came up post surgery. The surgeon did not appear too concerned about it. I had been worrying and felt very anxious about this. The surgeon then decided to do oncotype testing and then referred me to oncology, they did seem a little more concerned about the LVI and we discussed that chemotherapy was going to be beneficial. I had one lymphnode out of two affected with micrometastasis only. I was relieved to have been offered chemotherapy to prevent the likehood of it reoccurring again.  Hope you’ve managed to speak to your specialist by now xx