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 Asked: 1/11/2017 I have IDC stage 1A breast cancer. Had lumpectomy on Dec 2016, the pathology report said: FOCI SUSPICIOUS FOR LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION. After lumpectomy I had sentinel surgery, found...
 Asked: 1/10/2017 My biopsy reports contains the following: Apocrine metaplasia with mild atypic (See Note). Micropapilloma Micro calcifications are identified in the apocrine areas as well as the micropapilloma. NOTE: extensive...
 Asked: 1/7/2017 In the following path report below, am I correct in understanding the nottingham score to be as follows: Mitotic rate: 1-10 per 10 /hpf...
 Asked: 1/3/2017 Hi, 8 gauge vac stereotactic biopsy found DCIS high grade with comedo necrosis, microcalcs, ER+/PR+, no invasive cells in the sample.
 Asked: 1/3/2017 Just recently received my pathology report from lumpectomy due to high grade DCIS ER/PR neg 7cm.
 Asked: 1/2/2017 Please tell me what this means as it relates to treatment options: A. Right breast, 11o''clock N+3, needle core biopsy (slides A 1x3 and six fmmunohistochemical stain...
 Asked: 1/1/2017 Hi, I was diagnosed with ALH, and of course it said that the E-cahedrin (I think I spelled it right) was negative or gone (I''m...
 Asked: 12/29/2016 Hello.. I am 28 years old and currently breastfeeding my 2nd child.
 Asked: 12/29/2016 To whom it may concern, I did the laboratory test for ANA.
 Asked: 12/28/2016 Sterotactic biopsy R breast 6:00 report states:Sections show high grade DCIS with apocrine features and central necrosis.
 Asked: 12/26/2016 After surgery, a 43 years female patient has the followings in her histopathology and immunocyto-histochemistry reports for breast cancer: Grade 2 : Scored as 6 (Nottingham...
 Asked: 12/21/2016 What does lymphovascular space invasion:focally present in breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/20/2016 Diagnosed w/ bilateral synchronous BC 2 years ago.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 WHat does it mean when an oncologist referrs to a cancer as Luminal B? I know its a general term but I am not sure what it is indicative of..
 Asked: 12/14/2016 I apologize I asked a question and left out this info: I am ER+ PR+ Her2- OncoDX 20.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 I have not really understood what the following path report is telling me.
 Asked: 12/13/2016 I was just diagnosed with left breast 12: o''clock apocrine carcinoma invasive (0.2cm) and in-istu high grade nuclear.
 Asked: 12/11/2016 I had a mastectomy and they found I had stage IIA invasive breast cancer, ER+, PR+, Her2-, grade 2, MITOSIS rate 10.
 Asked: 12/8/2016 My core needle biopsy report describes a small portion of hyperplastic ducts with a cribriform architecture.
 Asked: 12/5/2016 Hello, I just submitted a question regarding tnbc stage 2 diagnosis and pathology report. I failed to mention that a sentinel node biopsy was performed and...
 Asked: 12/5/2016 Hello, I was diagnosed with tnbc stage 2b in April.
 Asked: 12/4/2016 casting calcifications on 6.5 cm area. stereotactic biopsy diagnosis shows DCIS, cribiform and micropapillary with patterns of necrosis and multiple associated microcalcifications, grade 2 with microinvasion seen.
 Asked: 12/3/2016 What''s the treatment for situ carcinoma involving multiple core fragments?
 Asked: 12/2/2016 Right true vocal cord biopsy: Hyperplastic squamous mucosa with focal mild dysplasia. Marked cautery artifacts seen. No evidence of malignancy. TNM
 Asked: 11/30/2016 Hi i was just wondering about oncotype both 15 and 20 being intermediate as you said on the previous post..
 Asked: 11/29/2016 Would you rather have an oncotype score of 15 with one positive node or a score of 20 with negative nodes? .
 Asked: 11/29/2016 Thank you for answering my previous question.
 Asked: 11/28/2016 what does Moderately differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma (tubule formation 3/3, nuclear pleomorphism 2/3, mitotic counts 1/3) measuring 0.4cm in maximal length and intralymphatic tumor...
 Asked: 11/27/2016 My mother is diagnosed with DCIS.her pathology reports says she is immunopositive for HER2/neu.what does it mean?is it good thing or something to worry about.her...
 Asked: 11/27/2016 hi Lillie, thank you so much for your previous responses.
 Asked: 11/25/2016 I was not sure what category to put this in.
 Asked: 11/22/2016 I had breast cancer two years ago (stage 1A, not in lymph nodes, had lumpectomy, 4 rounds of chemo and radiation).
 Asked: 11/22/2016 I''m 40 years old with no past pregnancies.
 Asked: 11/21/2016 My biopsy diagnosis says Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, 0.2 cm maximum dimension, grade 6/9 on the Nottingham scale.
 Asked: 11/21/2016 I had a single masectomy on right breast Nov 11th.
 Asked: 11/21/2016 I recently had a mammogram and ultrasound that were BiRad 5.
 Asked: 11/17/2016 My stereotactic needle core biopsy report stated "duct carcinoma in site, micro-papillary and cribriform type, intermediate nuclear grade, without necrosis"
 Asked: 11/16/2016 I was recently diagnosed at 52 with IDC grade 2 with micropapillary features, multifocal three tumors largest 19mm lumpectomy in December at Emory then rads
 Asked: 11/15/2016 My mother is 58 and her biopsy results says" left nipple has paget and large lactiferous duct shows evidence of cancerisation.what does it mean? Is...
 Asked: 11/15/2016 I am writing this for mother she is 58,In her biopsy report left nipple is dignosed as paget some features of cancerisation in lactiferous duct.what...
 Asked: 11/14/2016 I had an HER2+ tumor, which was Grade 2 (tubule formation 3+, nuclear pleomorphism 3+, mitotic index 1+ =7.
 Asked: 11/12/2016 Breast path is mucinous and lymph node is metastatic poorly differentiated mammary ducal carcinoma with necrosis.
 Asked: 11/11/2016 my results from ultrasound breast biopsy-were fragments of benign breast tissue with ill defined areas of dense nonspecific stromal fibrosis and a minute focus of...
 Asked: 11/9/2016 CNB in voluminous zone attenuation in area wide 34 mm, CNB:attached and fatty breast stroma with infiltrated invasive lobular breast carcinoma (E-cadherin negative tumor cells)in...
 Asked: 11/7/2016 I am reading how ki-67 is not a completely reliable measure of proliferation because of a "lack of standard methodology and type of antibody used...
 Asked: 11/7/2016 My fine needle biopsy report showed a 1 cm tumor with apocrine features and nuclear grade 3, no ER, PR, or HER2 testing was done.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 *4.0cm tumor, found less than 1 year after prior year’s clean mammogram, right breast *Core needle biopsy-Pathology report diagnosis- invasive and in situ ductal carcinoma ...
 Asked: 11/6/2016 My pathology report indicates I have invasive ductal carcinoma with apocrine and micropapillary features and abundant necrosis.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 I''m a 2 year triple negative breast cancer survivor.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 Hello, I asked a previous question before receiving my pathology report.
 Asked: 11/3/2016 Can a bone infarct in the area of the humerus bone evolve and/or move ? And what does this show up in an X-ray as?
 Asked: 11/1/2016 Please explain the following on my daughter''s breast ultrasound: There is a complex lesion at the 12-00 position measuring 6 mm showing internal echoes...
 Asked: 11/1/2016 Can you give me an interpretation of the following: There is a hypoechoic nodule measuring at 6 x 5 x 6 mm.
 Asked: 10/31/2016 Writing for my 45 year old daughter.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 My first cancer was IDC 6mm,markedly pleomorphic nucleus gr 2,er pos 90%, pr pos 5%, her2 neg.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Hi, are bone scans accurate in determining metastatic breast cancer?
 Asked: 10/30/2016 BI-RADS 5, 2x US guided FNA. Cithological result 1: in all samples a considerable amount of fat tissue, abundant basophil substance, extracellular fat.
 Asked: 10/28/2016 Can you tell me what this means and what my score is? Average HER2 GENE copies/cell: 5.3 Average CEP17 signal/cell:2.62 HER2:CEP17 ratio:2.08 Comments:...
 Asked: 10/27/2016 When there is a benign breast tissue with focal stromal sclerosis and focal microcalcifications, what does it mean? Is the focal stromal sclerosis and microcalcifications...
 Asked: 10/25/2016 IDC Stage 1, 6mm, grade 2, 99% er/pr+, HER- with one out of two lymph nodes having a .2mm micromet.
 Asked: 10/25/2016 My mother''s report says: ER -(3/8) Positive. PR -(3/8) Positive. Her2 neu -Positive. Ki67 -30% MRM done 3 weeks back.
 Asked: 10/24/2016 If my pathology report says "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma with Micropapillary features," is that the same as Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma of breast (IMPC) which I read...
 Asked: 10/23/2016 I was diagnosed with 4 cm. high grade comedo DCIS.
 Asked: 10/23/2016 How well will chemo work on a grade 1 tumor with a miotic rate of 2? Thank you! .
 Asked: 10/23/2016 What is the scale for miotic count regarding the Nottingham scale? I''ve seen varying scales.
 Asked: 10/23/2016 I am IDC stage 1a, grade 1, 6mm tumor.
 Asked: 10/23/2016 Hi Lillie, Thank you for answering my questions.
 Asked: 10/21/2016 Could you please put this in perspective for me? Is it more favorable to have a stage 1a breast tumor with an onco score...
 Asked: 10/18/2016 Thanks for your reply. Perhaps my question wasn’t clear – I asked about a tiny dcis – the definitive pathology after nipple excision called it intermediate grade dcis, clean margins, 2 mm, solid, no necrosis.
 Asked: 10/17/2016 I have done a lot of reading.
 Asked: 10/17/2016 I was reading through some previous questions and answers.
 Asked: 10/17/2016 What does it mean when your report notes No definitive changes indicative of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy are identified.
 Asked: 10/17/2016 My left breast core biopsy states: "Benign breast tissue with focal stromal sclerosis.
 Asked: 10/16/2016 Good afternoon Lillie, Asymptomatic rt breast lesion-fibroadenoma at 12:00 cm 6cm from nipple.
 Asked: 10/14/2016 What does a partially visualized right axillary lymph node is noted mean on a mammogram report? .
 Asked: 10/14/2016 My daughter, who is in her mid 40''s, had a mammogram which shows an asymmetric density seen in the inferior portion of the left breast.
 Asked: 10/12/2016 My 45 year old daughter had a routine mammogram.
 Asked: 10/12/2016 Hi! Thank you so much for reading this and hopefully providing some clarification! I recently had a single mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy due to...
 Asked: 10/11/2016 My pathology report summary is "Invasive poorly differentiated ductal carcinoma with ductal carcinoma in situ, high grade, solid type, with necrosis.
 Asked: 10/9/2016 What does this mean on my pathology report. N1mi.
 Asked: 10/8/2016 I had a lumpectomy on 2/9/16 for IDC left lower inner quadrant with this pathology report: infiltrating ca with ductal and lobular features, mixed type...
 Asked: 10/8/2016 Is there a grade assigned to dcis? Can dcis be agressive but when it becomes invasive ductal carcinoma can the cells change and become...
 Asked: 10/8/2016 Questions regarding TNM Staging, I cant find anything that pT2, N1mi.
 Asked: 10/5/2016 in my pathology report the positive lymph node stated that it had rare macrophages and lymphocytes in it.
 Asked: 10/5/2016 Thank you for answering my questions and providing the answers for those who are going thru this. I wanted to ask more about LVI and I...
 Asked: 10/5/2016 I was diagnosed as having infiltrating ductal carcinoma, 1.3 cm with tubular and cribriform patterns and ductal carcinoma in situ, solid and micropapillary patterns
 Asked: 10/4/2016 Mastectomy of left breast on 9/22/2016 Pathology Report (Summary of what I understand): Left Sentinel Lymph Nodes 0/3, One additional Lymph node identified upper outer remote from...
 Asked: 10/3/2016 How often are patients told there was not enough invasive tissue to do Oncotype? Biopsy dx me with IDC 2.2 cm Grade II.
 Asked: 10/3/2016 What exactly is KI67? I have reviewed all of my pathology reports and don''t find it anywhere.
 Asked: 10/2/2016 Can you tell me what the results of my lymph node biopsy means? it states: cd 30 positive staining multifocally in expected b-cell distribution cd3 positive...
 Asked: 9/28/2016 What does it mean I had an ultra sound guided biopsy of left axilla and it says, lymph node showing brown pigment containing macrophages -CD31-Positive granular...
 Asked: 9/27/2016 IDC, 2cm, grade 2, 95% er and pr positive, her 2 negative, ki67 is 10%.
 Asked: 9/26/2016 Thank you so much for helping all of us.
 Asked: 9/25/2016 I want to understand if this is malignant: Fine needle biopsy says Smears are highly cellular and show sheets of epithelial cell.
 Asked: 9/23/2016 Is excisional biopsy, or lumpectomy, necessary for a core biopsy path report showing ALH/LIN1 with Columnar cell change with microcyst formation and associated calcifications? ...
 Asked: 9/23/2016 My mother who is 58years old was diagnosed with breast caner.I need to clarify the pathology reports and her survival rate. The conclusion of the pathology...
 Asked: 9/23/2016 My mother who is 58years old was diagnosed with breast caner.I need to clarify the pathology reports and her survival rate. The conclusion of the pathology...
 Asked: 9/23/2016 I am 23yrs old, suffering from fibroadenoma since 2013.In year 2013,I had diagnosed I found the size of 55mm*26mm.In 2014,it went to 52mm*25mm.In 2015,it came...
 Asked: 9/21/2016 Hi, I am not sure if I am asking in the right category, however, in 2010 I had bloody nipple discharge and accordingly sent for...
 Asked: 9/21/2016 I am very confused about my tumor size.

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