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Topic: Patology Results

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2019 12:19PM

BgRose wrote:

Newly dx with DCIS, 41 years/3 children. Just received my biopsy results, can you help me understand them? I am meeting breast surgeon on Friday. Thank you!

-Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

-Nuclear grade 2, cribriform type, with associated necrosis and microcalcifications.

-Largest focus of DCIS measures 4 mm (0.4 cm); 10% of submitted tissue.



Dx 8/21/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 10/17/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 26, 2019 02:07PM Moderators wrote:

Hi BgRose,

We are sorry you are going through this.

Here are a few links that you may find helpful to understanding everything.

Take a look at this section on Your breast cancer diagnosis and specifically, consider looking at the PDF of understanding your pathology report.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is non-invasive breast cancer. Read more about it here: DCIS.

Click here to understand cell grade

Click here to understand hormone receptor status. A cancer is called estrogen-receptor-positive (or ER+) if it has receptors for estrogen. This suggests that the cancer cells, like normal breast cells, may receive signals from estrogen that could promote their growth. The cancer is progesterone-receptor-positive (PR+) if it has progesterone receptors. Again, this means that the cancer cells may receive signals from progesterone that could promote their growth.

We hope that these links contain helpful information for you.

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