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 Asked: 4/18/2014 I just read about circulating tumor cells.
 Asked: 4/17/2014 Just diagnosed with IDC with DCIS what does Moderately differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma (tubule formation 3/3, nuclear pteomorphism 2/3, mitotic counts 1/3), measuring 0.9 cm...
 Asked: 4/17/2014 Stage 2B right breast cancer. Patient is 65 years old, patient underwent mastectomy.
 Asked: 4/17/2014 I have just been diagnosed with well diffentiated invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 4/16/2014 Many thanks for answering my previous query.
 Asked: 4/16/2014 I just got my final pathology report and had a bilateral mastectomy , original was DCIS, final is none in sentinel nodes, no cancer in nipples.
 Asked: 4/15/2014 I am writing on behalf of my sis in India.
 Asked: 4/15/2014 Pls explain what these 2 terms mean in my DCIS histopath rpt: 1) Architecture: solid,2) Necrosis:Focally present.
 Asked: 4/14/2014 I was diagnosed with lobular carcinoma with est, prog pos.
 Asked: 4/14/2014 Hello Doctor, My brother''s wife was diagnosed with DCIS last week and it was devastating.
 Asked: 4/14/2014 I am 57 yrs old had mastectomy for right breast 15 days back still getting 75 ml drain liquid.The histo patholgy as follows.ER negetive,PR negetive,No...
 Asked: 4/14/2014 how can path. reports diagnose on basis of # of cells for diagnosis? I have er+ ( recurrence weak and final +).
 Asked: 4/14/2014 My DCIS Pathology report states "Architecture: Solid".
 Asked: 4/12/2014 My surgeon wrote "extensive lymphovascular invasion completely excised" I had EC chemotherapy x6 how relevant is the lymphovascular invasion?
 Asked: 4/12/2014 My biopsy results are invasive ductal carcinoma, modified bloom-Richardson grade11/111,no significant in situ component identified, no unequivocal angiolymphatic invasion identified,.receptor studies pending.should I get alumpectomo...
 Asked: 4/12/2014 Tks for yr prompt reply.
 Asked: 4/10/2014 Left Breast Excision done 3/31 for purpose of removing abscess and biopsy.
 Asked: 4/10/2014 I hv written before & thanks for yr help.
 Asked: 4/9/2014 I am sorry I forgot to ask one question in my earlier query of 9/4/2014.
 Asked: 4/9/2014 I am 52 yrs old with DCIS rt breast dignosis.
 Asked: 4/8/2014 my pathologic stage: T is NX what does that mean? .
 Asked: 4/6/2014 Tumor was 1.5 cm, grade 3, node negative.
 Asked: 4/6/2014 The immunohistochemical study with E-cadherin reveals no immunoreactivity in the tumor calls consistent with a lobular phenotype.
 Asked: 4/4/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy this week to r/o cluster microcalcifications.
 Asked: 4/2/2014 I hv bn diagnozed with DCIS of right breast.
 Asked: 4/1/2014 The general surgeon I was referred to did an excision yesterday on the left breast just under the left areola to remove an abscess and a small lump.
 Asked: 4/1/2014 This is on my lab report, i don''t quite understand this.
 Asked: 3/31/2014 I have been told it takes 24-48 hours to receive pathology results from my biopsy.
 Asked: 3/31/2014 Hello, My wife was recently diagnosed with stage 2 invasive breast cancer, After the initial biopsy they told her she was estrogen positive, progesterone negative...
 Asked: 3/30/2014 i am 56 and menopausal for 3 yrs after total hysterectomy.
 Asked: 3/28/2014 I just had a lumpectomy for DCIS, which was noted as ''non-invasive-Stage 0'' from the earlier needle biopsy.
 Asked: 3/27/2014 What does positive for invasive poorly differentiated duct carcinoma with focal necrosis mean .
 Asked: 3/27/2014 What does lymphoplasmacytic response-present mild, actually mean.
 Asked: 3/26/2014 I had a breast reduction and atypical lobula hyperplasia.
 Asked: 3/25/2014 I had a bilateral breast biopsy and the report reads: favors fibroadenoma with myxoid stroma and an addendum report is pending.
 Asked: 3/24/2014 Just had a lumpectomy for DCIS, and very small invasive piece.
 Asked: 3/22/2014 I had a mastectomy and sentinel node removal but in lab no node could be found.
 Asked: 3/21/2014 I am 64, on Mammogram had calcification on one breast in last 2test3yrs apart.Mommo/US doagnosis od Fibroadenoma made.
 Asked: 3/20/2014 I have had itchy nipples for about 4 mo.
 Asked: 3/20/2014 My wife had double masectomy for Stage1 Grade2 ER+ ILC .8cm x 1.8cm clear margins.
 Asked: 3/19/2014 I am 53 and just dx with invasive ductal, stage 1, grade 3, estrogen, progesterone and her2 positive.
 Asked: 3/18/2014 Luminal A or Luminal B? Is there a way of knowing.
 Asked: 3/18/2014 I was scheduled for a right mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy for extensive DCIS.
 Asked: 3/15/2014 I had a left breast biopsy with diagnosis of atypia on core biopsy, then I had a lumpectomy, the diagnosis is the same, atypia on core biopsy.
 Asked: 3/14/2014 Would a, ''golf-ball'' size DCIS necessitate a mastectomy or coud it just be removed as a smaller DCIS is? Thanks,.
 Asked: 3/14/2014 What is florid ductal hyperplasia?
 Asked: 3/14/2014 Doctor, my daughter was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, stage 3a.
 Asked: 3/13/2014 Hi,could you tell me if this pathology report is good? its my moms report and she is 83 yrs old with IBC, she is about...
 Asked: 3/13/2014 Hello. Female, 38 years old, one child - unfortunately no breastfeeding.
 Asked: 3/13/2014 What does it mean if my biopsy report says sclerosing adenoma and metaplasia.
 Asked: 3/12/2014 My stereotactic bx results: target is a 4mm focus of pleomorphic microcalcification upper left breast.
 Asked: 3/11/2014 Pathology report states proliferative fibrocystic change, negative for atypical hyperplasias.
 Asked: 3/10/2014 Biopsy has been done, I have looked up as many of the ''foreign'' language that I can.
 Asked: 3/10/2014 I am still having pain in my left ovary.
 Asked: 3/9/2014 My original biopsy stated DCIS, low nuclear grade, cribriform, and micropapilary types, associated with necrosis and calcification and without calcifications. Another lab just examined the slides...
 Asked: 3/9/2014 I recently received results from having a fine pin needle biopsy to check for possible lymphoma (com diagnosis of Lymphadenapathy, Cervical)- the reports says shows a...
 Asked: 3/7/2014 i was diagnosed with Stage IIB Her2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/6/2014 hi I am 42 and just underwent a bilateral prophlactic skin and nipple sparing mastectomy for a 7cm area of PLCIS .
 Asked: 3/6/2014 I was just diagnosed with er neg pr neg her 2 pos tumor size 2 cm with 3 suspicious nodes.
 Asked: 3/5/2014 I am 38 yrs old 10 days post op for a bilateral masectomy with immediate reconstruction due to a a 1.2 mm ilc and LCIS...
 Asked: 3/5/2014 What would be the distinguishing criteria between sclerosing adenosis and breast cancer? The surgical pathology post double mastectomy on the right breast identified SA, whereas...
 Asked: 3/4/2014 Hi, my mom is 73 years old , her pat report says Pt1c N0 Mx, I am worry about Mx which means metastasis can''t be...
 Asked: 3/3/2014 Breast cancer with 45 year old woman with T3N2M0 with poorly differentiate .
 Asked: 3/3/2014 I have known a case where female of age 27 years died during Labour.
 Asked: 3/3/2014 I had a lumpectomy to remove a DCIS.
 Asked: 3/2/2014 My needle biopsy result shows fibrocystic change including usual ductal hyperplasia present.
 Asked: 3/1/2014 What does atypical sclerosed lesion with luminal calcifications mean..
 Asked: 2/28/2014 My mother was just givin a diagnosis and this was the info we have received.
 Asked: 2/27/2014 I was told i had no DIC or DCIS or no Cancer in lymph nodes and clear margins after my mastectomy report.
 Asked: 2/27/2014 11-8-13 Had lumpectomy 3.5 cm,2 sentinal nodes neg., DCIS present,EIC neg.Histolic 2,nuc.2,TUbule 2,mitosis 2.
 Asked: 2/26/2014 My sister just received her path report from biopsy which shows: infiltrating ductal carcinoma, Grade 2, Score of 6 (mitosis 3, nuclear pleomorphism 2,...
 Asked: 2/26/2014 I''m ER+,HER2+ 2.04 equivocal? Borderline. I''m stage 1, grade is moderate, lymph nodes negative.
 Asked: 2/25/2014 Hello, I am a bit confused about some results I received.
 Asked: 2/24/2014 Hello, I am a bit confused about some results I received.
 Asked: 2/21/2014 I went for an ultrasound and mammogram due to left breast being sore/tender with puckered patch on areola and distended swollen follicles under the areola. my...
 Asked: 2/21/2014 Last Question I Promise Pathology Results Patient Age 40 Tumor size 2.7 CM ER + 95% PR + 10-15% HER2 - 1 of 16 nodes positive 5mm Moderately Differentiated Grade 2 on nottingham score...
 Asked: 2/21/2014 My pathology report states: DCIS Van Nuys nuclear grade 2 Micropapillary and apocrine variants with comedo necrosis Microcalcifications ER 85%-Favorable PR 5%-Favorable Ki67 21%-Unfavorable DNA index 2.13-one Tetraploid Aneuploid Population Will be sent for...
 Asked: 2/20/2014 Can you explain what a pathologic diagnosis of a right chest wall mass means : Granulomatous inflammation with focal necrosis ? .
 Asked: 2/20/2014 I''m 46 pre-menopausal. Had 1.1 cm IDC tumor removed, non-aggressive, Nott Grade 1, Stage 1, negative nodes.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 My path repkrt says grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma(tubuke formation 2/3.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 My question involves some seemingly incongrous pathology results regarding tumor growth rates.
 Asked: 2/16/2014 They radiologist detected calcifications in my right breast and suggested me to see the breast surgeon.
 Asked: 2/14/2014 Diagnosed as triple negative breast cancer with extensive micropapillary features and LVI present.
 Asked: 2/14/2014 Is chemo necessary? I have just had lumpectomy for 8 cm stage 1 DCIS with no clear margins reached.
 Asked: 2/13/2014 I have DCIS (removed by lumpectomy) and also invasive breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/11/2014 I had a biopsy on my left breast.
 Asked: 2/10/2014 my radiologist suggested 2 biopsies. 1st one was a small mass on one side of nipple.
 Asked: 2/10/2014 I was diagnosed with PASH, Dense Stromal Fibrosis and Usual Ductal Hyperplasia in November.
 Asked: 2/10/2014 Thank you for all you do......I really do not under stand my says as follows.... Left mastectomy and axillary dissection for 11mm Grade 1 ductal...
 Asked: 2/10/2014 I had DCIS 2 years ago. Had to have lumpectomy with radiation on right breast.
 Asked: 2/10/2014 I was diagnosed with DCIS on right breast and after first excision had re-excision to clear 2 margins.
 Asked: 2/8/2014 I had a mammogram and had to go back for second views.
 Asked: 2/7/2014 My report says atypical lobular hyperplasia. I understand this but I don''t understand this part.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 Not enough tissue follow up question.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I asked a question on 2/5 and have now received my pathology report.
 Asked: 2/5/2014 I had a surgical biopsy done on Jan24.
 Asked: 2/4/2014 Wife has had mass in her breast since last baby 5 years ago.
 Asked: 2/2/2014 Can u please explain the difference between when lymphatic invasion is focal and not extensive?? Don''t understand the difference.
 Asked: 2/1/2014 Just been diagnosed with IDC grade 1,multifocal,multicentric,lymphatic invasion(focal not extensive),3 tumor''s range from .12cm-1.2cm.
 Asked: 2/1/2014 Thanks again for answering, I have a copy of the printed slides, is that all I need to have to get the biopsy reread? .

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