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About Invasive Carcinoma

An invasive, or infiltrating, carcinoma refers to a cancer that has invaded beyond the confines of the ducts and lobules in the breast. This is different from carcinoma in situ, which has not invaded the surrounding breast tissue. The vast majority of invasive carcinomas are called invasive ductal carcinomas, but also may be referred to [...]

Understanding Your Pathology Report

The better you understand your pathology report, the better prepared you’ll be to discuss your prognosis and treatment with your team of physicians. While pathology reports vary depending on the laboratory, they are generally divided into the following sections: Gross Description Final Diagnosis Microscopic Description or Comment