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 Asked: 7/28/2014 Hi, I have been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma -T3N1M0.
 Asked: 7/27/2014 I am diagnosed with DCIS Comedo and cribriform, Grade 3, necrosis ER-.
 Asked: 7/26/2014 I had breast mass, right, lumpectomy: diagnosis ~ fibrocystic changes with mild ductal hyperplasia, usual tpye and stromal fibrosis.
 Asked: 7/23/2014 adenosis with florid epitheliosis what it means? whether it is normal obervation ? .
 Asked: 7/22/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy in January - my mom had bc twice.
 Asked: 7/21/2014 Please explain the following: Sections show an invasive ductal carcinoma and associate intermediate grade DCIS with microcalcifications.
 Asked: 7/21/2014 I just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/20/2014 Initial mammogram showed dense tissue, microcalcifications in a cluster ( changed from prev images) 1.Sterotactic biop - initial Diag at least LCIS/Lobular cancerization of ducts,...
 Asked: 7/19/2014 I have question regarding my OncotypeDX test result which I received on July 18.
 Asked: 7/19/2014 July 2012 I was diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 7/19/2014 My pathology report says: Invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2 Lyphovascular invasion- not identified DCIS - Present, focal, solid pattern, intermediate grade Tumor measures 5 mm ER,PR - positive HER 2-negative Ki-67...
 Asked: 7/19/2014 was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Now they are going to do an MRI with contrast.
 Asked: 7/15/2014 I have had a lumpectpmy .9 of 18 lymph nodes were infected.
 Asked: 7/14/2014 had bilateral biopsy. right breast positive for invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/14/2014 My histopathology results revealed: Right Breast Core Biopsy: -invasive ductile carcinoma, NST (E-cadherin positive) -Grade 3 (tubule score 3, nuclei 3, mitosis 2) -No DCIS or vascular invasion...
 Asked: 7/12/2014 Had a core needle biopsy for microcalcifications B4 The after biopsy mammogram showed the microcalsifications but they were gone during histopathology (see biopsy report below) Benign...
 Asked: 7/11/2014 Is it usual now to do a lumpectomy with a non-evasive lcis after four separate biopsies show no cancer? My mother did have breast cancer...
 Asked: 7/10/2014 what does ki-67-15% mean.
 Asked: 7/9/2014 My breast biopsy results were reported to me as revealing a "sclerosing papilloma" and it was recommended that I have a surgical procedure to remove...
 Asked: 7/9/2014 I am 43 years old, no immediate family hx breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/9/2014 Thank you for your quick reply on my ONCOTYPE DX question.
 Asked: 7/8/2014 I am confused by my ONCOTYPE DX assay.
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Thank you for responding so quickly. I understand that it is rare for bilateral cancers, when I was having hook wire inserted prior to surgery, the radiologist said I was very lucky that it had been found given that lobular cancers don''t always show on mammogram.
 Asked: 7/7/2014 I have just had surgery to remove an 8mm invasive lobular tumour with Sentinel node biopsy (clear) on left breast and a 28mm invasive ductal...
 Asked: 7/6/2014 My diagnosis reads: Right breast tumor, excisional biopsy- Invasive ductal carcinoma, 2.0x1.5x1.0 cm, nuclear grade 2, with minor intruductal component <5% of ally extending to inked surgical...
 Asked: 7/6/2014 I had an invasive tumor that ulcerated the skin.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 2 months ago.
 Asked: 7/4/2014 whand what does breast carcionoma ductal modified blacks nuclear grade 2 moderately differently mean.
 Asked: 7/4/2014 I had mastectomy, and only the sentinel node was involved with micromatastasis----(less than 2mm).
 Asked: 7/3/2014 What does "There is a suggestion of lymphatic permeation of tumor" mean? I have Stage I - G2, 2cm, no lymph node involvement breast cancer...
 Asked: 7/2/2014 I just received my pathology results after an excisional biopsy and would like to understand what it means.
 Asked: 7/2/2014 My IDC tumor was exactly 2cm with no node involvement.
 Asked: 7/2/2014 I was informed today by phone that I have grade 3 DCIS.
 Asked: 6/29/2014 Hello. The biopsy report reads "Invasive carcinoma with ductal and lobular features (mixed type carcinoma)".
 Asked: 6/28/2014 I still have a question regarding my mastectomy pathology report.
 Asked: 6/28/2014 44yr old. Family history consists of maternal Aunt and Grandmother with breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/27/2014 I have been diagnosed with DCIS and had 2 lumpectomies so far and have another another scheduled in 11 days.
 Asked: 6/27/2014 Hi,We are 5 sisters and have a strong family history as our mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 48 years.
 Asked: 6/25/2014 Hi, I am not sure which section I am supposed to submit this question to.
 Asked: 6/25/2014 On May 16, 2014 I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, based on pathology results of needle core biopsy which was done on May 14, 2014.
 Asked: 6/24/2014 I had invasive IDC 19 years ago in left breast.
 Asked: 6/24/2014 what does it mean when report says duct cell carcinoma with single axillary node metastasis?what is the prognosis?
 Asked: 6/24/2014 I am still not understanding. I had chemo preventatively to eliminate the possibility of bc recurring.
 Asked: 6/23/2014 I asked the previous question about the new cancer detecting blood test? If they found cancerous cells via the test- why wouldn''t I be able...
 Asked: 6/23/2014 Hello I was diagnosed three years ago with lobular stage 2b - 1 node micromet , 1 isolated tumor cells, 2 cm big.
 Asked: 6/22/2014 2nd time with breast cancer..Lymphatic vascular invasion present no lymph node involved with one checked during mastectomy.
 Asked: 6/20/2014 I am 50 years old. I had bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 6/19/2014 Hello, I have had inflammation of the breast in the last year, both sides, one after a breast reduction (right) and the left (unspecified).
 Asked: 6/17/2014 You have been so very helpful, thank you.
 Asked: 6/17/2014 What does it mean to have a tumor with IDC of 60 percent and DCIS of 40 percent.
 Asked: 6/17/2014 Patient had a simple mastectomy on left breast 2 weeks ago, with 3 sentinel lymph nodes removed for biopsy.
 Asked: 6/17/2014 I was diagnosed with DCIS with two foci of microinvasion nuclear grade 3 micropapillary type with aassociated microcalcifications and comedo necrosis margins are negative for...
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Hi there, thank you for your quick response regarding my question whether a near-PCR improves my prognosis.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Was really hoping for a PCR and inquiring whether a near-PCR has any prognostic significance for TNBC? Lumpectomy and SNB pathology results indicate I...
 Asked: 6/16/2014 My tumor is grade 1,IDC, 1.4 cm,strongly ER/PR.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Dx: DCIS, grade 3, triple negative. P53 97%, ki67 95%.
 Asked: 6/15/2014 core biopsy show benign results from lesion behind nipple causing reversion.
 Asked: 6/14/2014 50 year old, sudden reverted left nipple, apparent slight increased density at retroareolar region.
 Asked: 6/11/2014 I have just had a lumpectomy and started my first chemo session but question if I really need chemo. 1.8cm Grade 3 IDC score 8, predominantly...
 Asked: 6/10/2014 my final diagnosis states that right breast upper outer quadrant biopsy: fibrocystic change.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 blood is coming from my nipple .my ultrasound report says "BOTH BREAST SHOWS NORMAL FIBRO FATTY PARENCHYMA ,BUT dilated duct (1.6*0.3*0.5mm)IS SEEN IN RIGHT...
 Asked: 6/4/2014 Dx DCIS clean margins 0f 7mm size 2cm.Nuclear grade is High.
 Asked: 6/3/2014 invasive ductal carcinoma, 1.3 cm, angiolymphatic tumor involvement: present, microcalcificaions: present, stage :indeterminate, er -, pr -, her2 1.2, ki-67 - 25% unfavorable
 Asked: 6/1/2014 Can you please explain this to me, I have 4mm metastatic carcinoma in one sentinel node, but I''m not sure what the rest means. B.
 Asked: 5/29/2014 What does focal immunoreactivity mean?
 Asked: 5/29/2014 My oncologist has recommended chemo based on a high concern over my foci count being 22.
 Asked: 5/27/2014 I was just diagnosed with grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 5/23/2014 My pathology reports says that I have DCIS comedo necrosis grade 3, 6 cm long.
 Asked: 5/22/2014 My mom is being identified to have breast cancer on both the breasts, doctors are trying to find out if those are two different tumors...
 Asked: 5/21/2014 Dx DCIS. Please can you explain following terms in pathology report: Estrogen receptor: Positive (3+, 90%).
 Asked: 5/20/2014 What is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with Necrosis?
 Asked: 5/20/2014 My lymph nodes showed no metastasis but some isolated tumor cells.
 Asked: 5/20/2014 I was diagnosed with right breast invasive well differentiated ductal carcinoma Nottingham grade 1 with mucinous features.
 Asked: 5/18/2014 I was diagnosed with right breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/17/2014 In 1994 I was diagnosed with LCIS and DCIS and had a mastectomy with free team flap reconstruction.
 Asked: 5/16/2014 I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
 Asked: 5/16/2014 Thank you for your quick reply and thank you for providing the contact phone number.
 Asked: 5/16/2014 Recently diagnosed with non-invasive DCIS.Area of calcification extends over approx.
 Asked: 5/16/2014 i had a core biopsy my diagnosis is intraductal papilloma with microcalcifications ffibrocystic change with usual ductal hyperplasia and papillomatosis
 Asked: 5/14/2014 Can you help me understand this pathology report.
 Asked: 5/13/2014 In am 56 yrs. My pathology result says I had a Gr2 25mm IDC with extensive Intermediate DCIS (26mm)solid/comedo with necrosis.
 Asked: 5/12/2014 Hi , I asked you recently regarding my focal adh and focal alh after stereotactic biopsy. I read in scholar articles they use term foci Does focal...
 Asked: 5/10/2014 My pathology report from a stereotactic biopsy states.
 Asked: 5/10/2014 Thank you for this very informative forum.
 Asked: 5/10/2014 My pathology report after stereotactic needle core biopsy says 1.
 Asked: 5/10/2014 Would you please tell me if I am luminal A or luminal B? From what I have read it seems I am somewhere in between.
 Asked: 5/9/2014 My pathology result shows "Isolated tumor cells" in one lymph node.
 Asked: 5/9/2014 My pathology report says focal atypical ductal hyperplasia after stereotactic biopsy What does focal stay for? Does it mean I have a better or worse chance of...
 Asked: 5/8/2014 Any idea for how long Pathology retains tested cancerous tissue after DCIS Lumpectomy? My DCIS Pathology report received a few days ago does NOT indicate...
 Asked: 5/7/2014 On the final diagnosis of my pathology report it states: Part B: Right breast superior pole, re-excision: Fatty breast tissue with residual foci of intermediate grade...
 Asked: 5/7/2014 Please help me understand this . Initially I had a skin and nipple sparing prophylactic bilat mx for PLCIS found on needle biopsy and brca negative but strong family hx for breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/7/2014 I am confused . Can you please explain what my second pathology report to clear positive margins and remove bilateral nipples after skin and nipple sparing mx wzs done first time.
 Asked: 5/7/2014 I''m 56 years old, had a dx of IDC 0.9cm, Grade 1 and DCIS cribriform type from ultra sound vacuum assisted biopsy.
 Asked: 5/7/2014 Tks for this site. Pls cd you comment on my DCIS Pathology report received today.
 Asked: 5/5/2014 What does this mean: 1. Non-Lesional breat issue: Within Normal limits 2.
 Asked: 5/4/2014 Hello, I recently lost my wife of 30 years to breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/4/2014 Radical Mastectomy lesion 1.5 cm her2 infiltrating ductal adencarcinoma. This is the second reoccurance in the same breast and area.
 Asked: 5/4/2014 I have R breast ductal carcinoma. Two 2 centimeters size tumors same quadrant.
 Asked: 5/2/2014 I had an excisional biopsy in January.
 Asked: 5/2/2014 I just had a fine needle aspiration of a complex cyst results much blood and very rare macrophages why would there be rare...

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