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|4/19/2012||On 4/9/12 I underwent a left mastectomy and reconstruction for a reoccurance of DCIS. (First time was in 2003, lumpectomy,) DCIS was found on the margin, but still had radiation. I was scheduled for a doctors appt this past Tuesday, 4/17. The appt. was cancelled because the path report wasnt ready. I called today 4/19,and was told the report still wasn't ready and the person I spoke to stated "I know that it needed to be sent out for more testing". Thats all she could tell me. I dont expect to talk to my doctors office until next week now because they are closed tomorrow. What could this mean? I was fine initially, but am now starting to fear the worst.|
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|4/19/2012||Gee, kind of hard to guess on this. Might be that they are waiting for hormone receptors or it is also possible that some infiltrating cells were found so they need to do some additional prognostic markers on those cells?? these are all guesses though. Focus on the fact that the cancer is "gone."|
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