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Topic: Is KI-67 score relevant?

Forum: IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020 09:23PM

Taralynn wrote:

I was looking at the copy of my biopsy report from my surgeon. It shows I am ER+, PR+ and her2- , grade 2. it also mentions the KI-67 being 28% and 37% on the two biopsy sites. I know that’s high. She never even mentioned this score to me and I didn’t know it was on the report until after my appt or I would have asked. I searched a bit here and some say it’s not really a relevant factor and many say their report doesn’t even mention it. I felt pretty positive with my grade 2 assessment especially that the mitotic score on both samples was a 1. But this ki-67 score just deflates my positivity a bit. Maybe the tumor is more aggressive than I thought. Can anyone explain these scores a bit?

Mom of 3, Diagnosed at 39. Dx 10/15/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/14/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 25, 2020 09:51PM kksmom3 wrote:

I had a Stage 1A, 3 mm tumor, grade 2. Same as you, ER,PR +, HER2 neg. However, my Ki-67 was 37%. My mitotic rate was also 1. I asked my MO about it. I knew it was considered high. She was a little puzzled by it, but said they give a lot more credence to the mitotic rate. Are they doing an oncotype? I didn't get one, thankfully, I was never a candidate for chemo, so that test wasn't needed. I'm assuming you will be getting that test, and I hope that will come back low. Oh, it doesn't look like you've had surgery yet. Not sure if they do the oncotype on the biopsied tissue, or on the lumpectomy/mastectomy tissue. I know other ladies here will know for sure. My MO said not to worry about it, but that's easier said than done. And it's true that many hospitals don't report it, so it must be only a small piece of the puzzle. When you meet with your MO, I would ask about it. I'd also love to know what they say. However, I'm 2 years out and fine, so I'm sure all will be well for you too!

Dx 8/8/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 26, 2020 09:08PM Taralynn wrote:

Thanks kksmom! She did mention doing an Oncotype test with the surgical pathology. So curious where I fall On that scale. I will definitely be asking the MO and will update :)

Mom of 3, Diagnosed at 39. Dx 10/15/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/14/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 28, 2020 06:58PM buttonsmachine wrote:

Taralynn, my understanding is that while Ki67 scores are useful information, doctors do not really make clinical decisions based on them as a stand-alone factor, at least not in breast cancer. The Oncotype score is more geared toward guiding clinical decisions.

The Ki67 score represents the percentage of cancer cells that are currently dividing, so a higher Ki67 might indicate a more aggressive or fast-growing cancer. My cancer grade, Ki67, and Oncotype all agreed with each other and were both very high.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Diagnosed at 32. Local recurrences one year later. Now dealing with MBC. Dx 8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/1/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/1/2017 Whole-breast Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 10/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/1/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/1/2017 AC Surgery 4/1/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 5/1/2018 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 7/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 8/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/30/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 1/15/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)

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