Dental work pre-treatment? Uterine polyps and Tamoxifen?
I'm 45, premenopausal AFAIK (more on this later). My biopsy came back as IDC, ER+, PR+, HER2- for a 1cm mass on Friday. Feeling massively overwhelmed, anxious, scared, angry, and just so many emotions, but trying to keep it together so I can plan better. I have appointments with a surgeon and MO at Dana Farber in 2 weeks,…
positive lymph nodes with extra capsular extensions?
Hello. Anyone have positive lymph nodes with extra capsular extensions? What treatment options are there? I read something about aggressive treatment, what does that mean?
Recommended Oncologists/Teams in DC area? Hopkins?
Hi, I'm currently reeling from my surprise diagnosis at age 42 after my first mammogram, and I'm looking for recommendations for doctors, and advice on figuring out who to see, what to do, etc. 1. I have a tentative diagnosis for a rare papillary pre-cancer (papilloma with atypical ductal hyperplasia or DCIS, can't rule…
I just came back from my appointment. Not all tests are back, waiting on one but I have Invasive Mammary Carcinoma, she said right now it's stage 1, but until the last test comes in, we won't know for sure. She was talking about ER and PR I think and one still has not come in. One was low positive, then negative and the…
Question about pathology results versus biopsy results
I am newly diagnosed with breast cancer and my pathology report after surgery was a little different from my biopsy report and I want to understand what that means. My surgeon says it doesn't affect any treatment decisions since essentially the pathology confirmed the biopsy results and the chemo decision is still waiting…
6mm x 3mm x 2mm suspicious nodule detected under my dense breast tissue, by extremely thorough ultrasound technician. My first response: "Thank you!" I'd rather know now than discover it 5 or 10 years from now. Biopsy 6/29/2022: as pleasant as could be! The nicest team! Results 7/1/2022: invasive ductal and lobular…
New "Support Person" for my cousin
New here, but not new to the cancer thing. I lost my mom about 15 yrs ago to this horrid disease. Anyway, I am not the one diagnosed but trying to help my young cousin, 35 y/o, whom I used to babysit... who has now been diagnosed. She is healty otherwise. I am not familiar with the terminology even though I'm an RN or how…
DCIS with additional areas of non-mass enhancements
Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with intermediate grade DCIS in my left breast (at 12 o'clock) 2 weeks ago. Last week I had an MRI and the following areas were noted as needing additional biopsies: Left - non-mass enhancement of 2.6 cm in lower outer quadrant. Linear with fast uptake then persistent kinetics. Left - non-mass…