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|12/2/2011||I just had a lumpectomy a few days ago, prior to that my yearly mammo, ultrasound, biopsy and contrast mri. 7oclock region of the breast pathology report invasive ductal carcinoma. k167 18percent, her/neu negative, positive pr/er ... my question is concerning the pathology report after and during lumpectomy surgery. the reports indicate that 5 of the sentinal nodes (they used the blue dye nuclear procedure),are clear along with the margin around the tumor mass. Should I rely solely on the post surgical report that nodes are free of cancer or are there many errors made in pathology.|
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|12/2/2011||congrats on some good news. very favorable prognostic factors (Her2-, ER+, PR+, Ki67 18%, node neg and clear margins.)|
The final surgical report from pathology, which generally takes 4-5 days, is the report to rely on. they might have looked at the sentinel node during the operation but that is a preliminary result. margins are never to be attempted to be evaluated during surgery as it would take way to long to do it correctly and here is an error factor with that. hope your recovery is smooth. time now to see medical oncologist and radiation oncologist.
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