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 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...
 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.

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