Posts Tagged ‘ductal carcinoma in situ’


Question:  I was recently diagnosed with Low Grade DCIS via pathology report from my local hospital. My doctor was able to refer me to a very reputable breast clinic and I underwent a comprehensive work up on both breasts based on the outside pathology report for low grade DCIS in the right breast. The mammograms [...]

Understanding Pathology Reports

Question: Please check my pathology results and advise me how I should proceed. Hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Thanks

ADH at Surgical Margin

Question: I recently had surgery after my core biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ. The pathology report said the cancer measured 4 mm but there was “focal atypical ductal hyperplasia at the lateral inked margin”. My doctor said not to worry about that, but that worries me that there is more tumor left in my [...]

What Do You Know About The Doctor That Diagnosed Your Breast Biopsy?

If you or someone you know has felt a breast lump or had an abnormal mammogram, you know it can be a very scary situation.  The immediate fear is “I might have breast cancer.” When confronted with a breast health issue, many patients seek out a particular breast center or a breast doctor well-known for [...]

High Grade DCIS

Question: I would like to understand better this Final Diagnosis:left breast, retroareolar,stereotactic core biopsy: Ductal carcinoma in-situ,high nuclear,cribriform,solid and comedo types. Ductal carcinoma in situ is associated with calcifications and necrosis. Note:Immunostains for strogen receptor and progesterone receptor will be performed and reported in an addendum. ADDENDUM:ductal carcinoma in-situ is strongly and diffusely positive for [...]


Question: I would like to give you background first and then a part of one of the path reports that are in question. I have had 10 surgeries on my breasts in the last 10 years for various cysts, masses, etc. In the past 3 years I have had 5 procedures all in the right [...]

History of DCIS in One Breast, Now ADH in the Opposite Breast

Question: In 2006, I had lumpectomy and radiation in right breast following diagnosis of DCIS.  I was 38.  No family history.  First mammogram.  Margins were clear.  I have had MRIs every six months alternating with mammograms every six months.  Two weeks ago, I had a stereotatic biopsy that indicated ADH in the left breast – [...]

DCIS Diagnosis on Biopsy Reversed by Third and Fourth Opinion

Question: I looked for a way to post on your ask the pathologists forum but was unable so here is my question.  I noticed a lump a few months ago and saw my primary care MD, sent for a mammagrom and US.  Mammagram totally normal, no calcifications, US saw the mass and a biospy was [...]

News Release on Preliminary Data Using Oncotype DX® in DCIS

A recent news release from Genomic Health, Inc. indicates preliminary data shows that the Oncotype DX® test can provide a score predicting risk of local recurrence in patients with a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is a very heterogeneous disease and there is disagreement in the breast care community as to how [...]

DCIS and Need for Re-Excision Following Positive Margins

Question: Hello, and thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. March 29th first biopsy done, clinical information and history: Bloody nipple discharge left breast for 20 months, papilloma suspected, mammogram clear. Diagnosis after excision: 1. Low grade DCIS 2. Focal proliferative fibrocystic changes and small intraductal papilloma 3. DCIS focally transected by excision [...]