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Feb 4, 2009 06:22PM
From my Breast Cancer: The Complete Guide by Dr. Peter Pressman, page 46.
1. fibroademotateous type lesion.
The term fibroadenoma is used to describe an orderly growth of cells, confined to the breast, that results in benign, movable, and rounded lumps.
2. there are focal fibrocystic changes and ductal hyperplasia.
...the terms fibrocystic disease and cystic mastitis would be best put to rest. They are "nondiseases." ...Very rarely do these changes result in the risk of cancer ...There is however, one caution to be mentioned here: Sometimes a lumpy area is surgically removed and the pathologist's conclusion from his postsurgery examination is "fibrocystic disease." He may tell us that he has seen under a microscope a condition called hyperplasia (too many cells in the tissue he's examining) or atypia (the appearance of cells is unusua, or "atypical"). While hyperplasia alone is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, women with extensive atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) are more likely to develop breast cancer.
3. ther are microcalicifications present associated with ductal epithelium.
Page 81 Mammograms often show groups of microcalcifications whose nature needs to be investigated...Mammotome biopsy is an effective way to find out whether they areassociated with benign or malignant tissue changes.
Page 86 Microcalcifications are suspect if they are clustered in one area of the breast or are branching in appearance. In most stances, scattered specks of calcium are no problem...they ought to be investigated if they have appeared since the last mammogram.
I hope this information helps!
1/13/2009, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
10/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 3, ER+, HER2+