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PLEASE Help - Core Biopsy Results

Winkieles
Winkieles Member Posts: 7
edited January 2022 in Not Diagnosed But Worried

Can anyone help me to understand the following Core Biopsy Results please…freaking out just a little

There is atypical ducal hyperplasia with apocrine features, focally bordering on ductal carcinoma in situ arising in a background of papilloma. Appropriately controlled immunostains for CK5/6, p63, smooth muscle myosin are obtained, which highlight the myoepithelial cells at the periphery. ER is positive.

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  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605

    Is this the same biopsy from your other post? Have you still not been able to talk to your doctor yet?

  • Winkieles
    Winkieles Member Posts: 7

    I cannot get anyone to tell me anything other than I’ve been referred to a surgical oncologist but they have not set up an appointment yet nor will they let me speak to anyone that can interpret the results.

    Specifically, I’m trying to figure out if they are saying there is a DCIS boarder on the ADH or if the ADH is bordering on being classified as DCIS.

    It also says ER positive…what is ER positive??

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605

    It's better to reply to your existing post than to create new ones, FYI. That way it's easier for people to keep track of whether they've responded or not and what was already shared with you by others. This page has more about the words in the biopsy report: https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/dcis/d...

    I'm no expert but I looked it up and this article seems to describe it as cells that have characteristics of both ADH and DCIS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC52854...

    ER Positive refers to the hormone receptor status of the cells they tested. This page explains more about that: https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/ho...

  • Winkieles
    Winkieles Member Posts: 7

    Thank you so for the information links, I’ve read it but still don’t quite understand them.

    One last question, are normal or benign cells usually classified as ER positive?

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605

    They don't test normal cells for that. I don't know about benign conditions. Probably not?

  • Winkieles
    Winkieles Member Posts: 7

    Thanks again, that’s what I thought and because the report says ER Positive it lead me to think the diagnosis was that of a DCIS