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Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
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4/1/2010I am 47yo female, menopause, and diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. Residual 0.2 cm in diameter. Overall grade on the Nottingham Histologic Score - Cannot Grade Residual. Glandular/Tubular differentiation - Score 3, Nuclear Pleomorphism - Score 2, Mitotic Count - Cannot Grade, 10 HPF. Lymph-Vascular Invasion - YesNode Negative (sn) Primary Tumor (pT) - pT1a and Regional Lymph Nodes pNO(i-)ER / PR +, and HER-2/neu negative.Procedure performed on 3/11, bilateral simple mastectomy.Question: There is limited information in the oncology journals related to tumors of this type, 1cm. I am currently evaluating the need for chemo. What area should I focus on to assist with making this determination? I am healthy, exercise, non smoker, 5'7", 125lbs, and food intake primarily fruit, vegetables, lean meat and fish. Family hx of breast cancer, maternal. Currently waiting on brac analysis results.Thank you in advance for your assistance.Faye
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4/1/2010sounds like caught early. stage 1. good news. favorable prognostic factors. go to and use the breast cancer coach. you will see my face there. i'll walk you through information about your pathology report and how decisions are made with the help of pathology tools to determine if your specific cancer cells are more likely or not to want to recur. you can also go to and view it there too. look in literature about oncotypeDX. L

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