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Forum: Less Common Types of Breast Cancer — Meet others with less common forms of breast cancer, such as Medullary carcinoma, Inflammatory breast cancers, Mucinous carcinoma (colloid carcinoma), Paget's disease, Papillary carcinoma, Phyllodes tumor, Tubular carcinomas, Metaplastic tumors, Adenoid cystic carcinomas and Angiosarcoma.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014 03:05PM

itsme203 wrote:

Hi all...I posted the following in newly diagnosed and then realised this form of cancer has it's own section. So below is what I posted following by some questions. Thanks!

Hi all. I am 50 years old. I had my annual mammogram on 17 January. (I am American but currently living in Australia so they do mammo screening a bit differently here). While I was at the appointment the radiologist reviewed the films and found some micro calcifications and asked for mag views, which was followed by ultrasound. They discovered the calcifications were pleomorphic and recommended biopsy. I was able to see the breast surgeon on 20 January (I work in healthcare and know all the specialists in our building so that moved things along quickly) who arranged a core biopsy that same day. They took two specimens. Fast forward to today 22 Jan (I'm a day ahead because I'm in AU), biopsy results show cancer! I've already had a chest xray and bloods this am and scheduled for MRI this afternoon.

The following are my path results hoping for some insight from you on what it all means. I see the surgeon again tomorrow for recommendations.

Core biopsies at left breast 10 o'clock 8cm from nipper: Invasive papillary carcinoma, provisional grade 1 to 2 and intermediate grade DCIS of mix papillary and cribriform type.

Results of immunoperoxidase stains:

Estrogen receptor - positive (3+) strong nuclear staining in >90% of tumour cells

Progestrone receptor - positive (3+) strong nuclear staining in >90% of tumour cells

HER2 (immuno): Negative (0).

While the breast surgeon says lumpectomy is the recommended option for this...I am leaning towards a mastectomy. I know that I will go insane wondering if the cancer is back. Wondering what others in this situation have done.

Thanks !


22/1/14 - Invasive Papillary Carcinoma Grade 1-2, DCIS, Intermediate Grade - Left Breast Dx 1/22/2014, IDC: Papillary, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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