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 Asked: 8/18/2017 I was diagnosed with area of DCIS with a stereotactic biopsy.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 I am 60 years old and recently finished treatment for Stage 1B breast cancer (36 radiation treatments including supraclavicular nodes and axilliary nodes)
 Asked: 8/15/2017 i am 62 years old.
 Asked: 8/15/2017 If on a biopsy the report comes back IDC but on pathology after a mastectomy it comes back ILC, would you have the slides tested...
 Asked: 8/15/2017 Hi Lillie, One week post bilateral mastectomy, of my choosing.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 My cancer was diagnosed in March 2016 after having a total hysterectomy for pelvic mass (twisted torsion) which was benign - put on letrozole for...
 Asked: 8/15/2017 94 year old mother had lumpectomy and final dx is high grade ductal carcinoma and overlying Paget''s disease.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 You stated recently that T1a and T1b tumors have excellent long term survival.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 2.3cm ICC + IPC tumor, and DCIS, after surgery, the invasive margins is clear, but not the DCIS, second surgery was suggested, however surgeon doesn''t...
 Asked: 8/9/2017 In April of 2016, I was diagnosed with DCIS Grade 3 with necrosis.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 I had a core breast biopsy. Results indicated Radial schlerosing lesion with atypical ductal hyperplasia.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Just got back pathology results yesterday. Everything looked great.
 Asked: 8/3/2017 Thank you for your previuos answer a month ago regarding biopsy report...ended up going to JH from the eastern shore for surgical oncology.
 Asked: 8/2/2017 Is this considered a positive or negative node? 1 of 2 sentinel lymph nodes contain 2 clusters of cytokeratin positive isolated tumor cells.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 The surgeon sent pathology two samples, one is 3.7 x 3.2 x 2.2cm that was the site of tumor, tumor size:1.9 x1.4 x1.5 cm.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Hello, my pathology report stated that treatment effect was noted.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Help me understand diagnosis from pathology: Right breast mass core biopsy: infiltrating ductal carcinoma, moderately differentiated(modified ser scire 6-7/9) with foci of ductal carcinoma in situ
 Asked: 7/27/2017 I am slightly confused about the answer to my last question.
 Asked: 7/27/2017 My mom is starting radiation treatment of her idc tomorrow and I am a little scared and confused Lillie, you hvs helped me so much...
 Asked: 7/26/2017 My pathology report showed DCIS stage 0 grade 3 with comedonecrosis .
 Asked: 7/25/2017 My pathology and MRI show area of noninvasive DCIS of between 35mm and 40mm in left breast at 12 o''clock (Stage 0, Grade II, ER+, PR-, HER2-).
 Asked: 7/25/2017 My Nottingham Prognostic Index score is 2.26 and only takes into account tumor size, lymph node status, and grade of tumor using the NPI formula.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Had an excisional biopsy (wire guided)for 3-4mm of dcis-high grade(as determined by mammography/stereotatic core biopsy).
 Asked: 7/24/2017 After neoadjuvant chemo and surgery, path report showed only a few scattered cell clusters up to 2mm residual cancer.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 It took a long time for path report to come back.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 My biopsy pathology report said my Ki-67 was 5% but my post-surgery pathology report said my Ki-67 was 20%.
 Asked: 7/22/2017 I had neoadjuvant chemo with my original tumor measuring 2.0cm.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 Good afternoon, Is it common for pathology to find several different types of benign breast changes in a sample or is it usually limited to one...
 Asked: 7/20/2017 I had a mastectomy 7/6/17 and the pathology is invasive carcinoma of no special type with focal chondroid metaplastic differentiation, nottingham grade 3 with...
 Asked: 7/20/2017 An additional question: After a vacuum core biopsy of two 4mm masses, my Pathology was proliferative fibrocystic changes including ductal proliferation without atypia, fibroadenomatous change, apocrine...
 Asked: 7/20/2017 An additional question: After a vacuum core biopsy of two 4mm masses, my Pathology was proliferative fibrocystic changes including ductal proliferation without atypia, fibroadenomatous change, apocrine...
 Asked: 7/20/2017 On May 22 this year, I had a bilateral mastectomy, and the pathology report says it was 2 cm Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Nottingham score of...
 Asked: 7/19/2017 In the tumor summary of my pathology report, it reads: Histologic grade (Nottingham Histologic Score) Glandular/tubular differention: score 3, nuclear pleomorphism: score 1, mitotic score:...
 Asked: 7/19/2017 This is a follow up question. With some additional test results need your help to understand the below: FINAL IMPRESSION: Invasive lobular carcinoma, grade 1, 1 cm with areas of extensive papillomatosis .DCIS is present of intermediate grade.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 Hi Lilly - Thank you so much for answering so many of our questions.
 Asked: 7/18/2017 Kindly help us understand the results mentioned below.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 My core biopsy pathology report says the cells are moderately differentiated in the IDC portion of my breast tumor.
 Asked: 7/17/2017 My path report did not have my ki67 score.
 Asked: 7/17/2017 Hello there, I am a chromophobe kidney cancer patient (partial nefrectomy 1,5 years ago).
 Asked: 7/17/2017 My post-surgery pathology report states IDc w/micropapillary features.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 my biopsy said I have *proliferative fibrocystic changes,*focal atypical intraductal hyperplasia,*intraductal hyperpiasia, *microcalcifications,*columnar cell change & columnar cell hyperplasia
 Asked: 7/16/2017 the pathology report after my lumpectomy reads: the atypical papilloma spans 0.5cm and shows secondary cribriform pattern.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 2 4mm neighboring masses biopsy by 9G vaccum assisted percutaneous core needle biopsy using suros-atec biopsy machine.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 I have been newly diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in situ which is ER positive and low grade.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 I have been told I have rare foci atpical ductal hyperlasia, what does this mean..
 Asked: 7/12/2017 My pathology report said no lvi present yet I had two positive nodes out of 13.
 Asked: 7/10/2017 I recently had a core biopsy and because the IHC results were equivocal a FISH test was ordered.
 Asked: 7/9/2017 Is a Ki67 of 50% considered very high? Does that mean it will metastasize? Tnbc stage 1.....
 Asked: 7/9/2017 After my needle biopsy I was told that I had either a high stage II or a low stage III based on tumor size and...
 Asked: 7/9/2017 My kI-67 level came back at 25, with low being less than equal to 10 and high being less than or equal to 30, so...
 Asked: 7/9/2017 Please help me understand a comment on my pathology report...
 Asked: 7/9/2017 I was just diagnosed as being HER2+ and my FISH/NEU results are as follows: Average number of HER2 signals/ nucleus: 5.5 Average number of CEP17 signals/nucleus:...
 Asked: 7/7/2017 Does having an onco score of 8 pretty much assure that my Breast Cancer Index score will be low (0-5)? I will becoming up...
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Hi, I''m having a hard time with my pathology from my biopsy.
 Asked: 7/5/2017 when check the margins after surgery, can pathology lab to see the core biopsy track and some translocation cells along the way that would present...
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Good morning, my mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer on the left breast.
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Please explain pTisNXMX.
 Asked: 7/5/2017 I was just diagnosed with High Grade Micro papillary DCIS.
 Asked: 7/3/2017 Hi Lilie Im am confused on something.. how come we say that ER+PR+ her2 neg have better prognosis that triple negative..
 Asked: 7/3/2017 hi, my wife got back her report from a stereoactic biopsy.
 Asked: 7/3/2017 My pathology report says, histological type: invasive mammary carcinoma, no special type (ductal, NOS).
 Asked: 7/2/2017 Invasive Cribriform Adenocarcinoma,2.3 cm in maximal dimension with intracystic papillary Adenocarcinoma, -DCIS of intermediate grade + cribriform Type, DCIS involves anterior, inferior, + posterior surgical...
 Asked: 7/2/2017 I had breast cancer aggressive form with High Ki-67 (95 %) diagnosed Feb.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma stage 1.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 Interpreting Her2/neu Status on Final Pathology Report after Mastectomy I had a single mastectomy in April for extensive DCIS.
 Asked: 6/29/2017 Hi, I am so confused and need help.
 Asked: 6/27/2017 Abdominal Mass (Excision): Moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma consistent with pancreatic primary infiltrating soft tissues of abdominal wall (1.6 cm)
 Asked: 6/27/2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC last week.
 Asked: 6/26/2017 Hello After visiting with my gp today she read off pathology report on computer that I had a 4 mm thickening of lymph node (cortex?) .had...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Sorry i asked a question earlier today bout what my patholy report meant? Sorry i should have told you 3 years in ausgust post lumpsectomy.23...
 Asked: 6/23/2017 Hi my pathogy reports states -speciman slightly haemolysed.This may cause increases in potassium & LDH.
 Asked: 6/19/2017 What does it mean when it says lymphatic invasion focally suspected on lumpectomy pathology?
 Asked: 6/19/2017 My mom is 48 years old..her neck lymph node biopsy shows metastatic carcinoma but the axillary lymph node biopsy and right breast biopsy shows negative...
 Asked: 6/16/2017 My mother just received her oncotype. She received a score of 11.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 Hey! My 35 y/o sister in law just recently had a MRI guided biopsy of a BIRAD 5 lesion that was describes as "non-mass like",...
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I recently had a Radiocolloid injection for intraoperative sentinel lymph node localization.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 My mothers tumor grade is a 2.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I am 53 years old with fibrocystic breasts.
 Asked: 6/10/2017 My mothers pathology reads stage 1b, because of a micrometastases on her sentinel nose.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 Why does an atypical apocrine Adenosis need surgically removed? I have been referred to a general surgeon, but if this is benign, with no symptoms...
 Asked: 6/8/2017 My moms pathology gives her a grade 2 for her idc.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 My mom is still waiting on her oncotype but her path says 1.5cm idc 90-%er+, 30-%pr positive her 2 negative, ki-67-10%, mitotic score -1(low).
 Asked: 6/7/2017 What is the treatment for IDC-Nuclear Grade 3/3 with Focal Lymphoid Infiltrate.
 Asked: 6/7/2017 Hi! I already received a response to this question, but I did not make clear that I have DCIS...So there is no invasive component.
 Asked: 6/7/2017 what does it mean by er + pr + her 2(-) k167 10% path invasive mucoscal carcinoma / dcis.
 Asked: 6/6/2017 For the synoptic reporting section, my tumor size says "at least 2 cm".
 Asked: 6/1/2017 is surgical biopsy done by remove whole mass? is there morphological or cytological different between invasive cell and non-invasive cells?
 Asked: 5/31/2017 The pathology lab report: Size of in-situ component: at least 2 mm Necrosis: Absent The intact foci of DCIS demonstrates focal high-grade nuclear atypia with mitoses and single...
 Asked: 5/31/2017 Can you please explain what each of these statements mean? INVASIVE CARCINOMA IS AT THE SUPERIOR MARGIN.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 If all characteristics of a group of luminal a breast cancers are the same (except size) is there a significant difference between T1a, T1b, and...
 Asked: 5/26/2017 I am 39 and for a year kept an eye an area of my right breadt that felt like a BB.I saw my Dr and had a breast exam.
 Asked: 5/26/2017 I was told that annual mamagram is suggested, but I just don''t feel comfortable waiting that long.
 Asked: 5/24/2017 Thank you very much for answerng my question.
 Asked: 5/24/2017 My mom''s pathology results. What does it mean? Right Breast 10:00 3cmFN: Cores of mammary parenchyma demonstrating infiltrating moderately differentiated duct cell carcinoma (histologic grade 3/3, nuclear grade 2/3, mitotic grade 1/3) measuring up to 1 cm in maximal length in this material.
 Asked: 5/24/2017 There are 2 comments on my pathology report that I don''t understand, What does multiple acillary lymph nodes show florid vascularproliferation pending additional histopathological analysis
 Asked: 5/22/2017 I was never given a stage for my breast cancer can you help? Here is what was in my report.
 Asked: 5/22/2017 "Section of the breast lumps shows ill defined lesions composed of proliferation of ducts and acini that are lined by dual layered epithelia.
 Asked: 5/22/2017 I do not see a Ki67 number on my pathology report.

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