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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|3/2/2012||I got my biopsy back and it stated ductal carcinoma insitu-high grade with necrosis and microcalcification. Focus on invasive ductal carcinoma nuclear grade 3 mm. What does this mean?|
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|3/2/2012||it means that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. ductal carcinoma insitu is also referred to as DCIS and is noninvasive breast cancer. Given it is high grade-- grade 3-- this would mean that there is increased possibility of there possibly being some invasive cells as well and sure enough the biopsy report confirms this. More than like this is a very early stage 1 breast cancer particularly if the amount of invasive cells is only 3mm. tiny. next step is to now see a breast surgical oncologist. this is very doable. most women are candidates for lumpectomy surgery and likely you will be too. if you want to come our way just call 443-287-2778. we are happy to take care of you. it is important to know that invasive ductal carcinoma cells in the breast is the most common form of breast cancer. it does not by any means imply that breast cancer has gone elsewhere. most than likely particularly with only 3mm of invasive ductal carcinoma that this is likely to be limited to the breast and within the breast to a very small spot.|
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