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|Types and Stages of Breast Cancer
Questions about the different types and stages of breast cancer.
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|12/28/2011||I was just told that I have breast cancer in the left breast but they couldn't tell what stage I am in. The pathology report reads infiltrating well differentiated duct carcinoma Nottingham grade 1 Tumor is 11.5 millimeters in greatest dimesnsion in these fragments tumor is present in 4 of 4 core biopsy tumor infiltrates fat low grade intraductal carcinoma grade 1 her 2/NEU, K1-67 and P-53 AJCC stage pT1c(11.5 millimeters) NX MX What does this mean and what stage am I in?|
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|12/28/2011||so all of these terms together mean that it looks to be a stage 1 unless the sentinel lymph node tests positive at time of surgery. should be good candidate for lumpectomy in general. very slow growing as it is a grade 1. additional information regarding the hormone receptors and HER2 receptors are still pending. plan to do well.|
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