Topic: Significance of specific IDC histology features

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

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022 07:37AM - edited Apr 28, 2022 07:43PM by jen2957

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022 07:37AM - edited Apr 28, 2022 07:43PM by jen2957

jen2957 wrote:

Hi, all! I am between surgeries (April 6 and May 3) and probably have to much “restricted activity" time on my hands 🙃…I am hoping someone may be able to help me with understanding the significance of “Cribriform features" in IDC. I have been trying to find some information that is not about pure “Invasive Cribriform Carcinoma" or DCIS architecture, but about the significance of the Cribriform pattern in IDC specifically. In many places, including the pathology explanation page on this site, this feature is referenced as relevant to prognosis, but aside from a description of the appearance of the pattern itself, I am not finding an explanation of how it is relevant.

Has anyone ever had the finding and significance of Cribriform features in IDC explained to you?

Surgery 10/21/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing, Simple, Skin Sparing; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 12/2/2021 Lumpectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 12/22/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 1/19/2022 Whole breast: Right breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 4/6/2022 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting Surgery 5/3/2022 Surgery 8/1/2022 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Dx IDC/DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 28, 2022 08:03AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Hi. My tumor also showed this pattern on my pathology. Here's a pretty simple definition:

Cribriform - Pathology dictionary - MyPathologyReport.ca

Being hormone positive -it could be that our progesterone was responsible for knocking holes in the tumor. Just my thought, it was never explained to me and I didn't ask as I do not think it made any difference in type, staging, treatment.

Best wishes to you on your next surgery


Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 28, 2022 12:51PM mswife wrote:

cribriform pattern is veryoften found along other types of IDC. Cribriform tends to be a slow growing, ‘more favourable’ type of IDC, but features matter less than the final diagnosis - ie. pure cribriform vs IDC of no special type or not otherwise specified with cribriform features. Hope this helps.

A member to gather info for my husband ❤️ Dx 03/2021 IDC 2.6 cm, stage IIIA, nodes ‘undetermined’ (matted), grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2 - Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/24/2021 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 4/25/2021 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 28, 2022 01:43PM - edited Apr 28, 2022 07:30PM by jen2957

Ctmbsikia- Thanks so much for responding. I had seen that info before-definitely good info as far as the explanation of the appearance, but it didn't really address the significance of the pattern. I feel I never see that part explained.

Mswife- That's the type of info I am looking for. I'm not sure why I have felt compelled to find more on this-other than my obsessive desire to always understand details of any particular topic I'm researching. I feel like I understand the rest of the pathology pretty well, but this little part has just been bugging me. I think maybe I'm feeling a bit out of control right now and education/research are always my go-to ways of trying to restore order in the chaos. 😂 How is your husband doing?

Surgery 10/21/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing, Simple, Skin Sparing; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 12/2/2021 Lumpectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 12/22/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 1/19/2022 Whole breast: Right breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 4/6/2022 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting Surgery 5/3/2022 Surgery 8/1/2022 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Dx IDC/DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 28, 2022 02:58PM mswife wrote:

i hear you! I think I’ve read the entire internet looking for info. Were you IDC nst or nos? Grade 1, that’s decent news.

My husband seems to be doing very well so far! 🤞🏻

A member to gather info for my husband ❤️ Dx 03/2021 IDC 2.6 cm, stage IIIA, nodes ‘undetermined’ (matted), grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2 - Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/24/2021 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 4/25/2021 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 30, 2022 11:23AM - edited Apr 30, 2022 11:23AM by jen2957

mswife-Funny you should say that! Early in this process, my husband asked me if I was going to read the entire internet. I told him I had finished itthe week before and just rereading a few parts. I just fall down the rabbit hole and can't stop myself. I am so happy your hubby is doing well!!! Excellent news!

My pathology was listed as such:

Surgery 10/21/2021 Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Mastectomy (Right): Nipple Sparing, Simple, Skin Sparing; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 12/2/2021 Lumpectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 12/22/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 1/19/2022 Whole breast: Right breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 4/6/2022 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting Surgery 5/3/2022 Surgery 8/1/2022 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Dx IDC/DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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