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 Asked: 11/13/2017 The first surgery was done in this June, pathology lab result were: INVASIVE CRIBRIFORM ADENOCARCINOMA associated with IPA + DCIS.
 Asked: 11/10/2017 My Mom had a lumpectomy on 10/17/2017.
 Asked: 11/8/2017 Hi Lillie. I have a question about the question that was just asked about being highly estrogen positive.
 Asked: 11/7/2017 Some studies have shown that women with high estrogen levels in their breast cancer have twice the chance for a recurrence than women with lower...
 Asked: 11/3/2017 Biopsy pathology report for testing of PR states "technically inadequate".
 Asked: 11/1/2017 Good morning. My pathology report says "paraductal inflammation with microcysts" this to me sounds like mastitis.
 Asked: 10/31/2017 I am a 63 year old female 2 weeks post bilateral mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy due to malignant neoplasm of right breast - ILC.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Hello. Im 46 years old and just underwent a needle core biopsy in my left breast.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Why is the margin size after lumpectomy for DCIS suggested to be 2mm and only 1 mm for invasive? I had lumpectomy in 2015...
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Core biopsy result ... fibrocystic change with duct epithelial hyperplasia.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 How often are Pathology reports wrong? I had a stereotactic biopsy done and the radiologist was expecting to see either a radial scar or...
 Asked: 10/25/2017 Now that margin size matter, is 0.5cm considered good clear margin after lumpectomy?Is there a minimum clear margin size that doctors aime for now? .
 Asked: 10/23/2017 How important is it to know my ki67 number? It was not indicated on my pathology report.
 Asked: 10/22/2017 My pathology report shows ER-,PR-, fish-pending. Tumor is 2.6 cm on right breast with a Nottingham score of 9 of 9, grade 3 tumor with zonal necrosis associated with invasive carcinoma.
 Asked: 10/21/2017 How much would it cost to get a second opinion from Johns Hopkins (pathology from surgical specimen) regarding my ER, PR, HER2 status and Ki-67?..
 Asked: 10/20/2017 I Just got back the biopsy report from the pathology dept and was wondering if you can please explain it to me.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 1. Are there clinical studies to see whether all triple negative breast cancer patients need chemo? 2.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 What does ER-, PR+, HER2- mean?
 Asked: 10/20/2017 Hello- I just had a bilateral masectomy for DCIS in one breast.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 Breast biopsy, needle core, left mass, 6:00 At least grade 2 invasive ducal carcinoma, greatest dimensions 3x 1 mm in this specimen ER negative PR negative HER2/neu POSITIVE Focal intermediate...
 Asked: 10/20/2017 I was recently diagnosed with "DCIS, grade 2, with expansile comedonecrosis." That is all the pathology says.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 In February I had a lumpectomy of left breast that came back as a fibroadenoma.
 Asked: 10/16/2017 does Johns Hopkins inform patients that they are in a phase 3 trial with the Genomic Health Product called Oncotype DX for breast cancer over the...
 Asked: 10/15/2017 Is it true that AJCC, American Joint Committee on Cancer, 8th edition, has approved the Genomic Health company, which is still in phase...
 Asked: 10/14/2017 I have been told my tumor had micropapillary features.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 I have been told my tumor had micropapillary features.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Hi, I recently had this diagnosis as a result of lumpectomy: ADH with microcalifications, apocrine metaplasia, ductal hyperplasia, papillary ductal hyperplasia, microcysta, adenofibrosis and stromal...
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Hi Lillie, Thank you for your response to my prior inquiry.
 Asked: 10/11/2017 Hi Lillie, Thank you for your reply to my 10/9/17 question.
 Asked: 10/11/2017 I had lumpectomy with idc/positive present as two foci each less than 1 mm at the inked margin.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 Knowing that mistakes can be made in a lab, why wouldn''t the test for breast cancer (ER+, PR+, HER2-) be repeated on a surgical sample?..
 Asked: 10/9/2017 My MRI said there is a circumscribed mass 1.9 x1.4 x 2.2 cm with a volume of 2.92 cc.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 I just am diagnosed with dcis stage 0, I just had mastectomy on right breast, no cancer found in lymph node but after pathology of...
 Asked: 10/8/2017 Is it standard of care to do ER,pr,her2 measurments on surgical sample if it was done on a prior core biopsy?
 Asked: 10/6/2017 Can you please explain what all this means please Ductal ccarcinoma-in-situ: Size: 24mm Nuclear grade: High Architecture: Solid and cribriform Necrosis: Present (comedo) Microcalcification: Present Additional comments: Atypical lobular hyperplasia / Lobular...
 Asked: 10/5/2017 I had a core needle biopsy performed on a 6mm by 7mm lobular hypoechic mass at the 3:00 position. The results cam back today as "negative"...
 Asked: 10/4/2017 It is my understanding that for invasive carcinoma the margins need to be free of cancer, >0.2cms, and in the presence of DCIS they need...
 Asked: 10/4/2017 Hi, I was diognosed with Ductal carcinoma-in-situ: Size: 24mm Nuclear grade: High Architecture: Solid and cribriform Necrosis: Present (comedo) Microcalcification: Present what does this mean please?
 Asked: 10/4/2017 Thank you for taking my question. My mother is 78 years of age and was given these results by a PA.
 Asked: 10/4/2017 What is more predictive of survival.......tumor size or onco score? Thank you..
 Asked: 10/4/2017 I still don''t understand the difference between HER2+ and HER- status.
 Asked: 10/3/2017 Gets more confusing. Got more info on my pathology and its says ER positive (71% strong intensity nuclear staining) PR Negative and HER-2 score 2+ (equivocal) FISH analysis will be performed.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 Should I be concerned that PASH was part of my pathology report? Thank you very much! PATHOLOGY REPORT: Right breast, upper outer, with calcifications, stereotactic core needle...
 Asked: 10/2/2017 IDC .6cm Nottingham total 4 of 9 Lymphovascular :absent Lobular carcinoma in sit-up nuclear grade 1-2 Ductal carcinoma in situ present Architectural pattern od DCIS: solid and cribriform Nuclear grade...
 Asked: 9/28/2017 My 70yr old Mom received a diagnosis that favors breast papillary carcinoma(solid variant).
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Hi there, I was hoping you could help me understand my pathology report a little better.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 My blood work indicates that I have a low anion gap (from 18 six months ago to 8).
 Asked: 9/27/2017 "Rare foci of atypical lobular hyperplasia" on the vacuum assist core needle biopsy pathology report.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 The pathology report for my level 1 and 2 axillary lymph node dissection says specimens show "granulation tissue with chronic inflammation, fat necrosis, foreign body...
 Asked: 9/27/2017 Could you explain to me what focal lymphovascular invasion is? My oncotype was a 14.
 Asked: 9/26/2017 Here is from pathology lab report: Histologic Type Invasive cribriform carcinoma Invasive mammary carcinoma associated with encysted papillary carcinoma Histologic Grade (Nottingham Histologic Score) Glandular (Acinar)/Tubular Differentiation Score 2 (10% to...
 Asked: 9/26/2017 Hi Lillie - I tried to post a message last week, but I never got the e-mail saying the original question went through (I must''ve...
 Asked: 9/23/2017 Hello. I had an ultrasound guided biopsy followed by a MRI vacuum biopsy.
 Asked: 9/22/2017 what does pT1b pNX mean. I had a full hysterectomy done 7/31/2017.
 Asked: 9/22/2017 hello.. im 28yrs old.
 Asked: 9/19/2017 I was diagnosed w/dcis grad 3 multi focal & had a total mastectomy I just noticed that surgical path report states dcis w/lobular extension.
 Asked: 9/19/2017 IDC, 1.6cm tumor, stage 1a, grade 2, clear nodes 100% ER positive, PR negative, HER2 negative.
 Asked: 9/19/2017 I am almost 70 yr, diagnoses is tissue sample A right breast lumpectomy, DCIS , cribform type grade 2 of 3 identified, margins negative, selerosing...
 Asked: 9/18/2017 I was diagnosed with atypical hyperplasia 0n left breast and right breast with lobular carcinoma in situ with a complex schlerosing lesion with...
 Asked: 9/17/2017 hello and thank you in advance. Do you know if being post menopausal and being on arimidex for 2 years could affect alkaline phosphate levels.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 I am almost 70 yr, diagnoses is tissue sample A right breast lumpectomy, DCIS , cribform type grade 2 of 3 identified, margins negative, selerosing...
 Asked: 9/15/2017 what does it mean when path report says duct.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I''m Stage 1 no nodes involved. Two tumors 1.5 each on right breast grade 2.
 Asked: 9/11/2017 Very confused. Had bilateral mastectomy in July-- right breast 100% ER positive, PR negative, HER2 negative, clear nodes, stage 1a, grade 2, low mitotic rate, no vascular activity.
 Asked: 9/9/2017 sections show cores of breast tissue with intraductal papillomas, usual ductal hyperplasia, and areas of sclerosis with associated microcalcifications.
 Asked: 9/8/2017 Three pathologist looked at pathology slides. The first one after the surgery said that there was a "single focus of lymph vascular invasion".
 Asked: 9/6/2017 I was diagnosed with PLCIS after a stereotactic biopsy, but was told by the radiologist that she removed all the calcifications upon biopsy.
 Asked: 9/4/2017 In layman''s term -- what does Endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation mean? Also what does Lymph-Vascular invasion present mean? These are surgical pathology...
 Asked: 9/3/2017 1. My core biopsy by ultra sound did not have a Ki67 on it and I have ER+, PR+, HER-2 negative with 2/3 positive nodes. 2.
 Asked: 9/2/2017 After stereotactic guided core biopsy of a cluster of calcifications in in upper outer quadrant of right breast, I received the following pathology results: ...
 Asked: 9/1/2017 Does a 1.3 cm breast cancer that is grade 1 with onco score of 8 always have cancer cells in the blood or can that...
 Asked: 8/30/2017 On my left breast simple mastectomy pathology report under microscopic description it states,the tumor measures at least 2.5 cm in greatest dimension and is surrounded...
 Asked: 8/29/2017 My breast scan shows an irregular shaped lesion of about 1.5cm × 1.1cm seen at 12''0''clock middle ring position of the left breast with a...
 Asked: 8/28/2017 I am recently diagnosed IDC 1cm, triple positive.
 Asked: 8/25/2017 Hi, I am 45 years old.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 My path report states focal lymphovascular invasion.
 Asked: 8/23/2017 Hi, If a tissue sample is sent for the OncotypeDx and contains ILC, LCIS, and DCIS, do they differentiate and only score for the ILC? Just...
 Asked: 8/23/2017 What does this mean on my pathology report? Estrogen Receptor (ER) Primary Antibody 6F11 Negative: Internal controls present and ER positive Progesterone Receptor (PR) Primary Antibody PgR 16 Negative: Internal controls present and...
 Asked: 8/23/2017 Hi. My pathology report from an ultrasound core biopsy states that there were fragments of radial sclerosing lesion.
 Asked: 8/23/2017 Probable invasive ducal CA(R) breast core Bx x 2 Small poorly defined node (R) axilla Invasive grade 2 duct carcinoma Invasive carcinoma involves 2/2 cores linear length involvement...
 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...

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