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 Asked: 2/7/2016 I currently have 1.9 cm IDC with one lymph node determined to be positive during initial biopsy, so I''m undergoing Neoadjuvant AC+T chemotherapy.
 Asked: 2/7/2016 I had a breast biopsy with a final diagnosis: Left breast, ultrasound guided needle core biopsy 10:00 6 CM FN: Proliferator dobro cystic changes without...
 Asked: 2/5/2016 Hi Lillie, I got my surgical pathology report.
 Asked: 2/4/2016 Results for my biopsy were IDC 1.4 cm E receptor 90% Pr 30% Her2 negative, I just got my mammaprint results and it says Luminal...
 Asked: 2/4/2016 I have a lump in my left breast, and upon US looks like a fibroadenoma.
 Asked: 2/3/2016 I have 1.8cm invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2, 90% positive for both estrogen and 90% positive for progesterone and negative for HER2 with a 1.2...
 Asked: 2/3/2016 Recently had a vacuum-assisted core biopsy for a lump next to my previous lumpectomy site (ER+ IDC four years ago).
 Asked: 2/2/2016 My histopathological disgnosis states: Fibrocystic changes with usual ductal hyperplasia, adenosis, fibroadenomatoid features and Apocrine Metaplasia on the left breast
 Asked: 1/31/2016 My results state: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), solid type with intermediate to high nuclear grade.
 Asked: 1/30/2016 was Pr/ER + stage 1 treated with chemo radiation double mastectomy diagnosed 06/14.
 Asked: 1/30/2016 How often does a pathology report from a core needle biopsy differ from a post-operative lumpectomy one?
 Asked: 1/28/2016 My biopsy was reported as triple negative.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 what does SIZE OF INVASIVE TUMOR ON CORE BIOPSY: 0.3 CM mean.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 I''ve had several mammograms done prior to my 40th birthday due to a family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/22/2016 On 1/5 I submitted a question regarding my core biopsy.
 Asked: 1/21/2016 Hi, I was diagnosed with borderline phyllodes this past week.
 Asked: 1/20/2016 what does Chronic mastitis with interstitial fibrosis and focal apocrine metaplasia. - No atypia mean? also this finding.
 Asked: 1/20/2016 my path report states "infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast with focal metaplastic features, predicted combined histologic grade 3 of 3: Tumor measuring at least...
 Asked: 1/18/2016 What does it mean if the cancer has micropapillary features?
 Asked: 1/16/2016 I have been diagnosed with IDC at 6:30 in my left breast.
 Asked: 1/13/2016 My onc said not to stress over my isolated tumor cells found in sentinel ..20 of them ...
 Asked: 1/13/2016 I am a 44 y/o female diagnosed with ER+PR+HER2- grade 2, invasive ductal carcinoma with lobular features.
 Asked: 1/12/2016 My pathology report for lumpectomy says: Moderately differentiated invasive ductal mammary carcinoma G2.
 Asked: 1/11/2016 My diagnosis is pT1b(m) pNO(sn). My path report states I am ER positive (95%), PR positive (80%) and HER-2 negative.
 Asked: 1/6/2016 my mom, after biopsy was performed a surgery and removed a 1.4cm tumor.
 Asked: 1/6/2016 My pathology report for breast cancer says: Moderately differentiated invasive ductal mammary carcinoma G2.
 Asked: 1/6/2016 I am 65 yrs old with a huge family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 I have had 2 biopsies. The first showed "a few small groups of epithelial cells displaying mild cytological atypia, the features are best regarded as probable atypical epithelial proliferation associated with microcalcification". The second, a week later, showed "areas of fibrocystic change, focal hyperplasia of usual type, fibroadenomatoid and involutional change, there is no atypia". I have been told that I must have a third biopsy, as it remains inconclusive. I am 59, with an early menopause at 40 following removal of an ovary at 25 for benign ovarian cysts and took HRT for 17 years from age 40.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 when they talk about distant mets even 15 to 20 years from diagnosis for ER pr + breast ca,does the grade of the tumor matter?
 Asked: 1/5/2016 I had a biopsy. I have the pathology report.
 Asked: 1/3/2016 I just had a stereotactic biopsy. The report states the following: Right upper outer quadrant at two sites: Anterior several scattered foci of ductual carcinoma in situ.
 Asked: 1/3/2016 Dear lilie After my Mri I had first a simple needle aspiration that proved to be a IDC corresponding to a high grade..
 Asked: 1/3/2016 pyb n( mi) Mx Er and Pr strongly + 98 % her 2 negative ( path post mastectomy-left breast) original staging based upon u/s mammo/mri T1cN(...
 Asked: 12/30/2015 My Path Report states '' Invasive Mammary Carcinoma with moderate Crush Artifact, Probably of Intermediate Grade. A.
 Asked: 12/26/2015 What does it mean if pathology says nuclear grade 2 but some of the nuclei were also grade l.It said nuclei were a little more...
 Asked: 12/26/2015 I''ve had 2 lumpectomies with 6 cm of dcis noted(1st cribiform/papilliary intermediar/high grade and 2nd cribiform same grade) multifocal.
 Asked: 12/23/2015 Reading through the responses here, it brings up a question.
 Asked: 12/23/2015 I had a core needle biopsy and the pathology results are below.
 Asked: 12/16/2015 I am 26. My wbcs, monocytes, neutrophils are low according to my blood tests.
 Asked: 12/15/2015 Is it possible for angiolymphatic to be suspicious on biopsy and then turn out not identified on partial mastectomy? It was a relief but sometimes...
 Asked: 12/13/2015 My path report indicates idc mixed with dcis ..
 Asked: 12/10/2015 Core Biopsy Results: Sclerosing Adenosis with features of a 0.3 CM Radial Scar and Focal Intraluminal Microcalcification..
 Asked: 12/8/2015 Core needle biopsy results indicated two small foci of invasive ductal carcinoma, measuring up to .4 cm.
 Asked: 12/6/2015 Hello. Please answer the question I posed, about my genetic testing.
 Asked: 12/6/2015 Acropine metaplasia with micropapillary features and epithelial hyperplasia. Columnar cell change and columnar cell hyperplasia. intraductal calcifications noted. no evidence of malignancy. If there wasn''t any evidence of malignancy...
 Asked: 12/3/2015 I was diagnosed with a focal adenocarcinoma FIGO grade 1 on my endometrial biopsy.
 Asked: 12/3/2015 High family hx of breast ca.i have dense cystic breast.
 Asked: 11/24/2015 If you have two types of cancer in the same breast (idc and Ilc) both Er/Pr positive, her2 negative, that are near each other do...
 Asked: 11/24/2015 Pathology report reveals: " Ductal carcinoma in situ, intermediate to high nuclear grade, associated with microcalcifications." No invasive malignancy is demonstrated. What does intermediate to...
 Asked: 11/23/2015 hi I had 2 mammograms, 2 ultrasound and 1 MRI.
 Asked: 11/22/2015 I just had a lumpectomy and my breast tumor pathology report was Negative for Her2/new protein overexpression with an IHC score of 1+, but this...
 Asked: 11/20/2015 Pathology reports from biopsies in right breast show DCIS and IDC grade 1 small tumor as well as tiny, multifocal ALH and ILC grade 1 nearby.
 Asked: 11/20/2015 my path report states Sclerosing adenosis with focal microcalcifications stromal fibrosis, focal scant tiny fragments of stromal tissue wit features suggestive of fibroadenoma. In laymen''s terms, what does...
 Asked: 11/18/2015 My breast cancer has been tested three times.
 Asked: 11/17/2015 Dear lilie I was treated for IDC in January 2014..
 Asked: 11/17/2015 What''s is cautery artifact .
 Asked: 11/17/2015 On nov 12, 2015 invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3 with nuclear grade 3 and high mitotic index was on my biopsy report.
 Asked: 11/17/2015 I am 71 years old. No family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/17/2015 i got my online results for a lump removed from my thigh , but it said no components available for this test.
 Asked: 11/16/2015 pleomorphic lobular carcinoma, grade-3, 4.5cm. skin/ nipple and deep resection margins free of tumor. 4 out of 14 lymph nodes, positive for metastatic carcinoma with focal extracapsular...
 Asked: 11/14/2015 In response to your answer, I was told I was stage 2b, grade 1 mucinous carcinoma.
 Asked: 11/14/2015 What does it mean on a pathology report stating tumor size, 5cm (3+1+1).
 Asked: 11/12/2015 My mother is 92 and was just diagnosed with Grade 3 (8/9 Nottingham score)triple pos breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/13/2015 Have apocrine duct cancer intermediate cells, neg est and progest, no calcification noted.
 Asked: 11/12/2015 Thank you for your time and care with this forum! My question is about ki-67.
 Asked: 11/10/2015 I have been reading that the risk of recurrence for ER + patients is 50% in the 10 years after diagnosis and then drops...
 Asked: 11/9/2015 TNBC with a ki-67 proliferation rate of 81% How does proliferation rate affect TNBC prognosis? Thank you.
 Asked: 11/7/2015 after surgery my pathology result are pt2nomx, please meaning of this words..
 Asked: 11/7/2015 Is a PR allred score of 4 (moderate stain) and a ki67 of 20% significant to oncotype dx score? Read low pr &...
 Asked: 11/7/2015 I have a gene mutation. Brca1.
 Asked: 11/6/2015 I think I finally answered my own question.
 Asked: 11/6/2015 I have been diagnosed with pleomorphic ILC, grade 2, E+, P+, HER- with lymphatic invasion.
 Asked: 11/5/2015 If the pathology report post-surgery says "Invasive Ductal Carcinoma NOS with a small micropapillary component" what does the micropappilary component mean? Is it still...
 Asked: 11/4/2015 Hi.I was dx DCIS triple negative. Aft dx and bi lat biopsy there was no mention of supraclavical nodes that was previously mentioned.
 Asked: 11/4/2015 my ki67 percentage came back as 43%, i have stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2, and my tumor is 9 mm.
 Asked: 11/1/2015 my original biopsy said 3% PR positive, ER 100 percent positive.
 Asked: 10/28/2015 Left breast stereostatic biopsy in 2 places: report says (1) focal atypical ductal hyperplasia with apocrine features, background of columnar cell hyperplasia with florid usual...
 Asked: 10/27/2015 My breast biopsy pathology report said stromatolites fibrosis and micro cysts.
 Asked: 10/27/2015 I had a lumpectomy for DCIS last week w sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 10/25/2015 Diagnosed dcis in July . Lumpectomy in Aug.
 Asked: 10/24/2015 In response to your answer, they told me that radium and/or a dye is used to ID the sentinel node.....radium is carcinogenic, can''t I just...
 Asked: 10/23/2015 Please explain what a RARE INTRA ACINAR CALCIFICATION in the breast is.
 Asked: 10/20/2015 Last week I had a US guided Bx,Results: ER+ PR+ HER2- Ki-67<10% Low Proliferation....if I choose lumpectomy do I need to expose myself to the...
 Asked: 10/20/2015 Thank-you for this service. This is a follow up question to a response you gave me yesterday.
 Asked: 10/19/2015 My provider said the stereotactic biopsy report indicated fibrocystic with microcalcifications.
 Asked: 10/19/2015 I recently had a lumpectomy secondarily to a diagnosis of DCIS.
 Asked: 10/19/2015 If an invasive bc originates from a dcis lesion of 4 cm and it is of 5 mm(the invasive portion)and if dcis cells were cribriform...
 Asked: 10/16/2015 I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer this year at 45 (no childhood radiation, gene test resulted in one VUS).
 Asked: 10/15/2015 Often labs are performed to detect a cause or condition for further treatment. Reports come back with results including the description and/or diagnosis. The word ''chronic'' can...
 Asked: 10/15/2015 DCIS and IDC. Insufficient invasive carcinoma for ancillary testing.
 Asked: 10/14/2015 Does it matter, prognosis wise, where the breast cancer was located within the breast?
 Asked: 10/14/2015 I was diagnosed with ducal carcinoma in-situ, intermediate to high nuclear grade.
 Asked: 10/13/2015 I was told I have a breast cancer when I was biopsied and a small papilloma was completely excised.
 Asked: 10/13/2015 what is meant on the pathology report when it says invasive ductal carcinoma with focal?
 Asked: 10/10/2015 Could you please clarify tumor size as it relates to onco score with all else being the same? Which report would have the better...
 Asked: 10/10/2015 What do these things mean? there is stromal fibrosis, with focal fat necrosis.
 Asked: 10/10/2015 Mom just got post-op pathology report: Diagnosis:Invasive ductal carcinoma, NOS with micropapillary component.
 Asked: 10/9/2015 What does this mean? "A single duct involved by high grade DCIS is seen in block A2.
 Asked: 10/8/2015 I would love some insight on the following pathology report! (I am a biochem student interested in DCIS) --Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), high nuclear grade...

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