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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|1/6/2007||What does micrometastatic mean? DX: Stage IIa DCIS/IDC with SN stated as "carcinoma present, micrometastiatic 2mm focus without extracapsular extention. 1/1" I know the node was positive for cancer and it did not extend outside of the node, but I don't know what micrometastatic means or its significance. Breast had a .5 - 1 cm tumor. Getting a little nervous about this term and want to know what to watch out for.|
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|1/8/2007||it means they found a few cells-- literally a few-- inside the node that were cancer.|
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