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 Asked: 1/7/2019 A prior question indicated a 95% efficacy for mastectomy against a recurrance.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 I read that Oncotype score predicts the recurrence of breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 The Pathologic (Anatomic) Stage on my pathology report shows pT1b pN0(sn).
 Asked: 12/31/2018 Hello, I underwent a double partial mastectomy two weeks ago for what we believed to be extensive DCIS my left breast.
 Asked: 12/25/2018 Pathology report of my wife says -"In one of sections of tumor,there is a small focus of keratin/squamous epithelium within the tumor, suggestive of a...
 Asked: 12/23/2018 Going to try to refine my earlier question: I understand not all lesions show up on the various tests, but how is it that something...
 Asked: 12/21/2018 Screening MRI found 1 abnormality in each breast.
 Asked: 12/21/2018 Does a patient who is strongly ER positive (100%), and PR positive (95%), Her 2 negative, have a better chance of benefit from aromitase inhibitors...
 Asked: 12/19/2018 JHU''s Breast Center Reply 12/19/2018 A:Both invasive and DCIS.
 Asked: 12/19/2018 Wife diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS [Tis(DCIS)N0(sn,i-)] with lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 12/19/2018 12/18/2018 A: The current guidelines state no cancer cells at the inked margin and that is what we follow.
 Asked: 12/18/2018 I want to know about this ER NEGETIVE PR NEGETIVE AND CERB B2 positive score 3.
 Asked: 12/18/2018 JHU''s Breast Center Reply 5/31/2017 "confirmed to have invasive breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/11/2018 Had a lumpectomy for IDC in July with T2N0i+ but no indication of lymphatic invasion.
 Asked: 12/10/2018 Hi there, In 2016 I had a mass excised that turned out to be ADH, ALH, FEA, PASH.
 Asked: 12/4/2018 What does the x2 mean in "MR biopsy left x2" They have scheduled me for 2 mri guided biopsys back to back.
 Asked: 12/4/2018 I have intermediate to high grade ductal carcinoma in-situ, solid and cribriform types, with extension into lobules and extensive microcalcification.
 Asked: 12/4/2018 I have new diagnosis of IDC 1.2 cm mass neg vascular invasion.
 Asked: 12/4/2018 Is a grade 3 IDC that is 90 percent er positive and 30 percent pr positive 11m with one node positive luminal A or...
 Asked: 12/3/2018 Hello , I am speaking for my mom ...
 Asked: 11/29/2018 Hello, I was diagnosed with IDC, well differentiated, Nottingham grade 1 (1+2+1) 1.4 cm in greatest linear microscopic dimensions.
 Asked: 11/29/2018 I had a 1.2 cm breast cancer tumor with a mitotic rate of 1 and kpi 67 of 5%.
 Asked: 11/29/2018 My doctor called and said my 1.3cm lump is stage 1 with no vascular invasion.
 Asked: 11/19/2018 I have just had my first raised ca15-3 since finishing Chemo nearly three years ago.My oncologist is going to re test in Feb but I...
 Asked: 11/19/2018 I need to have a biopsy of 1.3 cm breast mass.
 Asked: 11/19/2018 I had mty slides sent to Johns Hopkins for a second opinion.
 Asked: 11/12/2018 I am ER negative, PR negative, and HER2 positive.
 Asked: 11/12/2018 I have two questions about my pathology report. The report indicates DCIS that is low grade with necrosis.
 Asked: 11/8/2018 1. The pathology report states estrogen receptors are negative.
 Asked: 10/31/2018 My mother has MBC and after of crushed vertebrae / spine (Rods, cement and pins) , Faslodex, Ibrance and Zometa - we found FDG...
 Asked: 10/25/2018 I went in for an ultrasound and mammogram due to chest pain near my right breast.
 Asked: 10/22/2018 Report said "There is a 2 mm focus of DCIS (block A2) near the edge of the tissue, where the blue ink (true margin) and...
 Asked: 10/17/2018 Pathology indicates benign inflammatory pseudotumor (IF), papilloma (PA) and stromal fibrosis.
 Asked: 10/16/2018 The following was my wife''e pathology report: LYMPH NODES (Axillary clearance): Number of nodes retrieved: 11 Number of noaes involved: 0 Final lymph node count (inc
 Asked: 10/15/2018 Biopsy report for breast mentions following: "Benign breast tissue with Fibroadenomatoid features (Fibroadenoma VS.
 Asked: 10/8/2018 I just had a lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 10/4/2018 My pathology reads DCIS...intermediate grade, cribriform type, associated w/intraluminal necrosis & micro calcifications.
 Asked: 9/29/2018 I have a history of extensive high grade dcis in right breast, which required a mastectomy around 2 years ago, age 33.
 Asked: 9/24/2018 Mammogram and ultrasound showed 2.5 x 2.1 x 2.7 mass with 6 cm calcifications.After biopsy II received my pathology results, grade 3 but apparently they...
 Asked: 9/24/2018 Hi. Had my first mammogram on Friday (3D) due to family history.
 Asked: 9/19/2018 dcis with 2cm lesion intermiate grade with central necrosis with cribiform can there be central necrosis nwith intermediate grad..
 Asked: 9/17/2018 I have family history and made 2 surgeries to remove lesions which were benign in October 2016 and February 2018.
 Asked: 9/17/2018 Pathology report stated there are rare enlarged atypical epithelial cells within the storma arranged as as single cells and small clusters.
 Asked: 9/17/2018 A core biopsy showed IDC that was ER+ PR- HER2-.
 Asked: 9/14/2018 Both my nodes had isolated tumor cells - does that mean that te cancer has to be invasive and not DCIS .
 Asked: 9/12/2018 Last month (8/7) I went for a core biopsy of the left breast report is: Ductal Carcinoma in situ, nuclear grade 3 with extensive cancerization...
 Asked: 9/11/2018 My friend was diagnosed Stage 2, ER 5%, PR negative and HER2 negative.
 Asked: 9/6/2018 my daughter in law results from biopsy are as follows: She is also 12 weeks pregnant and of course already high risk due to...
 Asked: 8/30/2018 Hi, I had a biopsy and it says that I have invasive DCIS and that the invasive tumor size is .2 cm.
 Asked: 8/29/2018 Moderately differentiated ductal carcinoma measuring .2 cm in this material and associated papillary lesion involved by ductal carcinoma of intermediate grade. What does it all mean?
 Asked: 8/29/2018 I have been diagnosed with Invasive stage 2 papillary carcinoma.
 Asked: 8/20/2018 In your experience, have you seen most recurrences in luminal A breast cancer patients recurring after the first five years of diagnosis? Everything I...
 Asked: 8/20/2018 My pathology report from a core needle biopsy revealed atypical lobular hyperplasia and radial scar.
 Asked: 8/20/2018 "moderately differentiated invasive ductal carcinoma with solid papillary features''1.3 cm and second spot is .5 dcis with associated papillary lesion Is this papillary carcinoma?
 Asked: 8/20/2018 I recently had a lumpectomy and do not have clear margins and my pathology showed multifocal IDC all <1cm.
 Asked: 8/13/2018 Immunostain for E-cadherin shows loss of membranous staining, confirming lobular phenotype.
 Asked: 8/13/2018 A second smaller tumor was discovered during my post op pathology report.
 Asked: 8/9/2018 There was a prior question regarding repeat testing of the surgical sample for estrogen markers.
 Asked: 8/1/2018 My surgical specimen for breast cancer was not rechecked for the type of breast cancer to confirm the ER, PR, HER2 status.
 Asked: 8/1/2018 what does it mean when the estrogen receptor is positive 100%, progesterone receptor is negative less than 1% and HER2 is negative.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Final pathology report says invasive ductal carcinoma with extensive intraductal component / DCIS, both grade 2.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Is stage 3A, IDC, ER and PR 100% and Her 2 neg, mastectomy, radiation, oophrectomy, and femara, curable? .
 Asked: 7/31/2018 NUCLEAR MEDICINE THYROID CA METS SCAN POST THERAPY IMPRESSION: 1 week post therapy with the stellate artifact at the anterior neck.
 Asked: 7/30/2018 I was recently diagnosed with invasive ducal carcinoma with squamous differentiation (metaplastic breast cancer).
 Asked: 7/30/2018 Received a copy of Mom''s pathology report today.
 Asked: 7/20/2018 I was recently diagnosed with IDC, ER+/PR+ (both over 90%) and HER2- with Ki67 of 30%.
 Asked: 7/20/2018 Pathological result -pT2N0MX.after operation my gallstones in gallbladder.
 Asked: 7/20/2018 My A/G Ratio is at 1.1 3 weeks after my second Cytoxan/Taxotere chemo treatment.
 Asked: 7/19/2018 My cancer antigen 27-29 test went from <8 to 11 after second round of chemo.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 What does extensive lymphoplasmacytic response to tumor mean.
 Asked: 7/13/2018 My daughter is 19 and she discovered two lumps in her left breast.
 Asked: 7/10/2018 Diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma grade two, negative SNB, but ductal carcinoma in situ grade 2 located at new margin 1.5mm from new margin.
 Asked: 7/2/2018 I have TNBC .
 Asked: 6/29/2018 had biopsy last year, pathology: fibrosis. choose excisional for the same lump last week because of palpable hardness.
 Asked: 6/29/2018 I had a cnb last year. Pathology fibrosis.
 Asked: 6/20/2018 Hi, "My pathology report says: Breast, right, microcalcifications, stereotactic biopsy: DCIS, mircopapillary, cribriform and clinging-type with focal central necrosis, nuclear grade 2-3
 Asked: 6/19/2018 Hi Lillie, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my path report it is ER+ 100% and PR+ 3%, listed positive for both.
 Asked: 6/19/2018 My wife was recently diagnosed with a 6mm IDC Grade 1 tumor.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 My ultrasound results said I had an 8mm mass.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 I have heard of other people''s biopsies coming back making a note of LVI.
 Asked: 6/5/2018 My final pathology states that my left breast mastectomy contains extensive high grade DCIS with RARE, SCATTERED FOCI CONSISTENT WITH MICROINVASION.
 Asked: 6/4/2018 Tailor x intermediate study redefined risk categories (11-25) and results released today.
 Asked: 5/30/2018 what does "m" stand for on path report saying ympT1b ?
 Asked: 5/29/2018 Can I send my pathology report to Hopkins for a second opinion?
 Asked: 5/29/2018 Final Diagnosis: Right breast mass, biopsy: -duct all carcinoma in situ, solid and cribriform types -intermediate nuclear grade -negative for invasive carcinoma (calppnin and CD-10 immunoperoxidase stains performed) -Estimated...
 Asked: 5/29/2018 what do you mean by a pathological staging report ypT1cN1a where her ER-ve, PR-ve, HER2 +ve.
 Asked: 5/29/2018 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Nottingham score 3+3+3=(9/9), Grade 3, Fragmented Pieces Measuring 0:1 CM in Largest Dimensions What does this mean??
 Asked: 5/22/2018 What does p63 immunoreactive mean? A single antibody stain procedure for cytokeratin and an additional single antibody stain procedure for p63 are performed for evaluation...
 Asked: 5/17/2018 Dear Lillie, Does any research suggest that stereotactic biopsies can cause focal lvi or pni? Thank you!
 Asked: 5/16/2018 I was diagnosed with a 5mm IDC, stage 1a, grade 1, er positive (95%) and progesterone positive(95%), a ki-67 less than 10% and a p53...
 Asked: 5/7/2018 I was diagnosed with IDC stage 1, 1.4 cm, grade 3 breast cancer with focal and central necrosis as well as DCIS grade 3...
 Asked: 5/3/2018 Pathology report showed PT1C, PN1, PN.
 Asked: 4/26/2018 Is an estimated onco score usually pretty close to the actual score when tumor is sent for testing??
 Asked: 4/26/2018 Had a left breast mastectomy last week.
 Asked: 4/16/2018 My wife 45 years old just completed her lumpectomy iand was staged as T1N1MO ,1 A , clean margins with an indolent tumour...
 Asked: 4/16/2018 How long should I expect to wait to hear about Ki-67 results?
 Asked: 4/16/2018 My understanding is that ASCO and NCCN have different recommendations on the relevance of Oncotype DX screening results in lymph node positive cases (assuming also...
 Asked: 4/16/2018 Hello. I was diagnosed Feb 2018 with TNBC, 1 cm, stage 1, no nodes involved.
 Asked: 4/12/2018 All the charts indicate that for luminal A breast cancer (slow growing and low grade) the odds for a recurrence are more likely after 5 years.

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