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|3/31/2012||my aunt was recenlty diagnosed breast CA her pathology report is INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA grade 2/3, PPL AC-NO? what thus these mean?help we need to understand what the report means. Thank you!!!|
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|3/31/2012||she has the most common form of breast cancer-- invasive ductal carcinoma. it is average growing-- grade 2 on a scale of 1-3. I'm not sure what the PPL AC-NO mean however as these are not terms usually seen in a pathology report. The mammogram or ultrasound will provide a guessimated measurement of the size of the tumor which will help determine the stage. Her nodes under her arm, specifically the sentinel node, needs to be checked at time of surgery to provide additional information about the stage. if she wants to come our way for evaluation call 443-287-2778.|
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