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|12/7/2011||I had a double mastectomy in July for extensive DCIS and multifocal IDC 2mm, 1.8mm, 1.0mm, and .08mm. The SN biopsy was negative. The cancer and pre-cancer was all found in the upper right quadrant. My right breast was clean. My hormone receptors are >90 Estrogen, >90 Progesterone and Her2 negative. Grade 1, Stage 1a. My Oncotype score from the 2mm tumor was 8. I also had an elective total hysterectomy in September and am taking Arimidex for 5 years. I am 41. My question and concern is since all of my tumors were located in the same quadrant can I be sure they all had the same tumor characteristics and what if the 1.8 didnít? It is a new concern I had not considered earlier. My doctors never mentioned they were different but there was no confirmation on my pathology report that each was tested. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you.|
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|12/8/2011||congrats on having very favorable pathology results. cancer found in the same breast and particularly in the same quadrant is the same cancer. A time when it may be different is with the evidence of a primary cancer in the opposite breast. Even if there was no such thing as OncotypeDX, it would be very unusual for a patient with such tiny amount of invasive disease.|
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