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Interpreting Your Report



  • minustwo
    minustwo Member Posts: 12,881

    Note : DCIS is not malignant. In many cases it is classified at stage "O" - zero. I had a mastectomy with DCIS because I could not continue to deal call backs every 6 months on mammograms. But it's is my understanding that many docs will not operate if it's "ONLY" DCIS. Hope your reports come back good.

  • amusingsoprano
    amusingsoprano Member Posts: 76

    @minustwo DCIS is non-invasive but is still malignant. Because of that it has the potential to become invasive. Once researchers figure out which versions of DCIS are likely to turn invasive then the specialists can be more discerning about treatment.

  • stuckinohio
    stuckinohio Member Posts: 11

    My doctor says mine will be removed. The mass is palpable and decent sized for DCIS and she is concerned it will potentially end up being upgraded after surgery because of the features of the lesion.

  • mspaws
    mspaws Member Posts: 5

    hi. this thread is very insightful. thank u all. can anyone help with the following terminology. maybe you have seen them on your report. need to know if it increases risk. the pathology is from a duct excision where a single duct was removed after lesion seen on ultrasound with bloody nipple discharge. previous lumpectomy 2 yrs ago for fibroadenoma.

    dilated ducts contain macrophages and red blood cells. apocrine blebbing with cystic change. Focal Epitheliosis with no cytological atypia.

  • melrxse
    melrxse Member Posts: 1

    Hi all, my mom (50 yo) recently had a mammography which requested additional imagining and I would really appreciate if you help us interpret these results:


    Abnormal mammography. Asymmetry in the right breast has a differential diagnosis of fibroglandular tissue and appears indeterminate.

    Ultrasound of right breast:

    There is a 1 cm oval mass with a circumscribed margin in the right breast at 9 o'clock anterior depth. This oval mass is hypoechoic with a well-defined boundary. This correlates with mammography findings. Color flow imaging demonstrates that there is an adjacent vascularity.


    Probably benign. The 1 cm oval mass in the right breast is consistent with a fibroadenoma and appears probably benign. Follow-up mammogram and ultrasound in 6 months is recommended to determine stability.

    Thank you so much for any insights!

  • kaynotrealname
    kaynotrealname Member Posts: 308

    Hi Mel! They don't think there is anything to worry about with your mother but to make sure they want to check her again in six months. Very routine.