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Topic: Pathology report help? Such confusing language...

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 08:40PM

onceabird wrote:

I am re-reading my pathology report and it is written unlike any I have seen online. All of the things written are unimportant conditions according to various resources, but I was dx with ADH, and now I am so confused. I see the MO on the 26th, I just am so lost while I wait. If anyone has experience seeing these, here is what the diagnosis on my report says:

"Complex sclerosing lesion with extensive columnar change, columnar cell hyperplasia and apocrine metaplasia, with focal atypia, and sequela of previous biopsy." It says this both for the excisional biopsy and the lateral margin.

I know that a sequela is scar tissue, but looking up the rest all suggests there is nothing to be concerned about. Any help is appreciated from anyone who may have seen something like this before.

Dx ADH 6/2019 after surgical biopsy, starting 6-month monitoring
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Jun 12, 2019 09:37PM Spoonie77 wrote:

Try posting your pathology report/US report etc here at the thread: Interpreting Your Report

DJMammo is a licensed Radiologist who kindly volunteers his time helping so many of us understand things better.

Good luck!

"Spoonie" who entered BC World @ 41. DXd w/MS & Thyroid Cancer @42. Treatment: LX/SLNB/RADs. Plan A: 5mg Tamox = 0 QOL. Plan B: OS/AI = Rare allergy to OS meds. Plan C: Only option left,  Diet & Exercise. PS: Not a dr, just a Googler. Dx 7/20/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 8/30/2018, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2 Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/30/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2019 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jun 13, 2019 06:24AM gb2115 wrote:

Did the surgeon who did your surgery review the results to you? They should have, if not call and ask them to interpret. You should not have to be googling your medical reports!!! A breast surgeon should be capable of explaining it.

Dx IDC in October 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Mammaprint low risk luminal A, Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Age 38 at diagnosis.
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Jun 13, 2019 06:25AM onceabird wrote:

She gave it to me and said that the diagnosis is ADH and talked about monitoring and a treatment plan. She didn't go over every single word.

Dx ADH 6/2019 after surgical biopsy, starting 6-month monitoring

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