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 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...
 Asked: 10/8/2015 First I had stereotactic biopsy that indicated mucocele-like lesion with atypical flat epithelial cells.
 Asked: 10/5/2015 relating to a pathology report regarding bladder cancer, what does Muscularis Propria present mean.
 Asked: 10/5/2015 Hi Lillie. My daughter has triple positive IDC and finished treatment about 5 months ago (ACT+Herceptin).
 Asked: 10/5/2015 Hello, Can you help me understand my pathology results? My healthcare providers are shying away from questions RE: prognosis, so I''m going to have to...
 Asked: 10/5/2015 Hi! Is it possible for a margin to be negative after lumpectomy but then be found positive after re excision? My lateral margin was negative...
 Asked: 10/5/2015 breast biopsy: IDC with:Tubular formation 3 atypical 1 and mitotis 1 On imaging was .3cm x.5cm . Recommended tx.
 Asked: 10/5/2015 Microcalcifications being watched- the original radiologist said no change from last 6 months and reschedules for 6 months later.
 Asked: 9/29/2015 The pathology report says there is LVI present.
 Asked: 9/29/2015 I had surgery for stage I, grade 3, HER2+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/29/2015 What does "lymph/vascular identification: not detected" mean on my pathology report? .
 Asked: 9/28/2015 I am 56 year old post menopause women just diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3 Invasive ductal carcinoma 2.7 cm - no lymp nodes...
 Asked: 9/27/2015 Recently received pathology report for a grade 3 idc, clear nodes and no lvi, tumour = 1.8 cm, HER negative, and estrogen =5 and progesterone= 4.
 Asked: 9/27/2015 What does Positive angiolymphatic mean after metastatic neuroendricine tumors removed during pneumonectomy?
 Asked: 9/27/2015 Would you be able to define margin terminology and location? For example is superior towards the body and posterior towards the skin? Where are lateral,...
 Asked: 9/25/2015 I was diagnosed with grade 1 infiltrating ductal carcinoma left breast.
 Asked: 9/25/2015 i just received ultrasound core guided biopsy report with the following findings.
 Asked: 9/25/2015 idc with bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and radiation in right breast.
 Asked: 9/25/2015 My 91 year old mother was recently told she has cancer in both breasts.
 Asked: 9/24/2015 Hi. Thank you for your help.
 Asked: 9/24/2015 i was recently diagnosed with idc in both breasts.
 Asked: 9/24/2015 40 year old female-had two core biopsies and two fibroadenomas removed in my lifetime.
 Asked: 9/24/2015 hello, i just got my pathology results and this is what it said: infiltrating moderately to poorly differentiated ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 9/23/2015 ductal carcinoma in situ high grade with necrosis solid type extensive component extensive angiolymphpatic invasion this sounds scary!! 1/2 lymph node positive for for metastisis...
 Asked: 9/23/2015 If I have dense breasts, should I have a yearly mammogram and an ultrasound?
 Asked: 9/18/2015 Biopsy states: fibroadenomatoms changes and ductal dilatation.
 Asked: 9/18/2015 I am a 65 year old woman diagnosed with stage 2b lobular cancer.
 Asked: 9/16/2015 My pathology report said ER+ 100% and PR+ 60% HER2- is that good for a favorable breast cancer prognosis? .
 Asked: 9/16/2015 Hello, I had breast excisional biopsy(lumpectomy, 5.1 cm from medial to lateral,6.2 cm from superior to inferior and 2.2 cm from anterior to posterior)
 Asked: 9/16/2015 I am 45 years old and premenopausal.
 Asked: 9/16/2015 My mammogram and ultrasound showed a 2.5cm tumor.
 Asked: 9/15/2015 Trying to assess the need for Chemo based on my Mom''s pathology reports and OncotypeDX report.
 Asked: 9/12/2015 I was recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.The pathology report said "The tumour has a lobular pattern of invasion but is diffusely positive for E-Cadherin,...
 Asked: 9/11/2015 Sir, My mother was recently diagnosed of DCIS.
 Asked: 9/11/2015 Results from my stereotactic biopsy showed the presence of Mucocele-like lesion and associated flat atypical epithelial cells in my breast.
 Asked: 9/7/2015 Sorry for posting my question in multiple places on the JHU''s website.
 Asked: 9/7/2015 Sorry for posting my question in multiple places on the JHU''s website.  I believe that JHU''s breast center is a leading hospital in the world
 Asked: 9/7/2015 To whom it may concern,  I appreciate your early reply and kindly help to comfort my anxious for the pathology report of left breast ALH multifocal...
 Asked: 9/6/2015 [removed].
 Asked: 9/4/2015 Hello ,I am ER + PR- HER2 - .
 Asked: 8/28/2015 if I had a vaccuum assist core needle biopsy followed by a lumpectomy with sentinel node removal.
 Asked: 8/27/2015 Biopsy came back fcc c++.
 Asked: 8/21/2015 Had follow up with my doctor following an MRI guided mammotome biopsy.
 Asked: 8/19/2015 I received my sterotatic needle biopsy pathology report and it states INVASIVE MAMMARY CARCINOMA, MICROSCOPIC FOCUS.
 Asked: 8/18/2015 Hi, I''m the 31 year old with IDC.
 Asked: 8/18/2015 is there any specific type of testing on sentinal node testing for micrometastisis that eliminates false psoitive diagnosis.
 Asked: 8/15/2015 On my final path, 90% ER+ mod to weak stain, 100% PR + strong stain.
 Asked: 8/14/2015 I got my biopsy result a few days ago.
 Asked: 8/14/2015 just had mastectomy because of abnormal cells found in minor breast surgery.
 Asked: 8/12/2015 What does Grade 1 invasive lobular cancer, ER: 8/8, PR: 7/8, Ki-67: 15%, HER2 1+ 3cm under left breast - treated with letrozole 2.5mg...
 Asked: 8/11/2015 Thanks for all your quick responses and great information Got my results today M.D.
 Asked: 8/10/2015 I need help understanding my core biopsy results.
 Asked: 8/10/2015 I have been diagnosed with DCIS, nuclear grade 3.
 Asked: 8/10/2015 I received my biopsy report back after left breast mastectomy.
 Asked: 8/8/2015 Had prophylactic bilateral mastectomy secondary to LCIS findings in left breast and positive BRCA 2 gene.
 Asked: 8/8/2015 Is a 13.0 gram 4.5 x 3.ox 2.0 cm large size specimen?????
 Asked: 8/6/2015 DCIS-high nuclear grade, solid and cribriform patterns.
 Asked: 8/6/2015 Just received my biopsy result. It reads: fibroadenoma with myxoid change and focal chronic inflammation.
 Asked: 8/4/2015 Hi, I live in the UK and have just undergone mastectomy of my right breast with immediate DIEP recon.
 Asked: 8/3/2015 I have recently been diagnosed with Invasive Mammary Carcinoma - which doesn''t tell me a lot.
 Asked: 8/3/2015 Please explain the indication of the following: fibrous scarring and chronic inflammation, myoepithelial stains calporin and smooth muscle myosin, stains somewhat equivocal
 Asked: 8/2/2015 My breast core biopsy came back and said invasive well-differentiated ductal carcinoma on a 1.1cm speculated nodule.
 Asked: 8/1/2015 Hi again. I am still trying to make a decision on chemotherapy.
 Asked: 8/1/2015 what does "focus suspicious for lymphovascular invasion" contained in a report after the removal and pathology of Melanoma(Breslow Depth 0.78mm, with 1 Mitoses/MM2).Resections margins negative.
 Asked: 8/1/2015 What does it mean to have a high Ki67 score at 34% and a mitosis index of 1, less than 1 mitotic feature seen per...
 Asked: 7/31/2015 Another follow-up from the 31 year old with IDC- the path report was wrong! I pestered my surgeon until she double checked and then called...
 Asked: 7/31/2015 Breast mass 2.2 cm x 2.0 cm.
 Asked: 7/31/2015 My pathology report was inconclusive, but suggests "invasive ductal carcinoma." I met with the surgeon today for excision of the lump.
 Asked: 7/30/2015 If my breast surgeon who is from one of the best cancer centers does my excisionala biopsy and said I visually saw or felt nothing...
 Asked: 7/30/2015 Follow up- I''m the 31 year old with IDC and DCIS.
 Asked: 7/30/2015 I had a great excision biopsy, after a stereo biopsy revealed ADH. The path report for the excision Says left beast excisional biopsy ( for OGA1)...
 Asked: 7/30/2015 Can levels of the estrogen estrodial be measured in a blood test to determine if the arimidex is being effective? Should my onc be...
 Asked: 7/30/2015 I am 31 years old, diagnosed with IDC in June.
 Asked: 7/30/2015 Is a ki 67 of 20% considered high? Thank you..
 Asked: 7/29/2015 I had a sentinel node biopsy and 2 lymph nodes were removed, the sentinel node and the next lymph node in line.
 Asked: 7/29/2015 TNBC grade 2, tumor 1.9 cm- Negative Sentinel lymph.
 Asked: 7/27/2015 My right breast cores biopsies results were: ductal carcinoma in SITU, nuclear grade 3, with luminal necrosis and microcalcifications.
 Asked: 7/24/2015 My pathology report from surgery says stage 2A.
 Asked: 7/24/2015 i had was treated with lumpectomy and 5 weeks of radiation without boost.i told the doctor to give me the boost also but he...
 Asked: 7/21/2015 HP grade 3 10% er positive with ki67 at 37 and oncotype dx at 37.
 Asked: 7/20/2015 What does Ki67 proliferation 15% mean.
 Asked: 7/15/2015 I had a sterotactic biopsy and this tissue was dark yellow and some pieces had blood in it...what does this mean.
 Asked: 7/14/2015 I have 3 lesions in my left breast.
 Asked: 7/13/2015 We just got my mother''s pathology report and wonder which doctor to see for help interpreting the results.
 Asked: 7/13/2015 What does this mean as dx is invasive ductal first glance it is suggestive of DCIS.
 Asked: 7/10/2015 DCIS: What does High nuclear grade with luminal necrosis clinging solid and micropapillary type.
 Asked: 7/9/2015 if anyone is brca positive then what is the treatment.
 Asked: 7/9/2015 diagonized with low to intermediate grade dcis.cribiform pappillary i need radiation for the whole breast with a boost for six weeks or i need...
 Asked: 7/9/2015 Reading a lot of scary stuff about PR negative not responding to chemo and endoctrine therapy.
 Asked: 7/9/2015 Prognosis of TNBC- Grade 2- Stage 1 Mastectomy done- Chemo planned in 6 wks.
 Asked: 7/9/2015 Invasive mammary carcinoma left breast 9:30, 5cm from nipple, mass irregular, margin spiculated, size 1.4 cm.
 Asked: 7/8/2015 What does "Residual multifocal high grade invasive ductal carcinoma (m) pTib, pNo" mean on a pathology report after a mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/7/2015 My lab report after breast surgery shows a 46mm High Grade DCIS with ER8 & Vans Nuys9, does this mean i have a high chance...
 Asked: 7/7/2015 do radiation and tamoxifen increases the risk of recurrence/.
 Asked: 7/6/2015 Thanks for your answer about a benign focal fibrosis.
 Asked: 7/5/2015 Can a radiologist tell or have a good idea if the sentinel node is malignant or benign by injecting dye into the node and using...
 Asked: 7/5/2015 what is benign focal fibrosis?
 Asked: 7/5/2015 Pathology came back LCIS focal Stromal Fibrosis and Adenosis with microcalcifications.
 Asked: 7/4/2015 Diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma -- what a shock since I had no symptoms besides microcalcifications identified on routine mammogram.

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