Posts Tagged ‘flat epithelial atypia’

Do You Need Surgery After a Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of a High Risk Breast Lesion?

This article about high risk breast lesions in HealthImaging highlights what my Radiology colleague from Harvard and I have been writing and lecturing about over the past several years. There remains significant controversy on how to treat high risk breast lesions that are diagnosed on needle core biopsy. Among these high risk lesions are lobular neoplasia [...]

New Speaking Engagements for Pacific Breast Pathology

Our course entitled “Ten Diagnoses in Breast Pathology You Cannot Afford to Miss” was accepted for a three-year run beginning in March 2013 at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting.  We will be giving the course in Baltimore in 2013, San Diego in 2014, then Boston in 2015. I am giving [...]

Be Cautious of the Information You Get on the Internet About Breast Pathology

I wrote a blog article a couple of years ago about how there is a lot of misinformation given out by many websites where patients can write in and ask questions related to breast pathology issues. Unfortunately, in the past few years nothing seems to have changed. There are still many sites out there where [...]

Continued Disagreement on Whether Certain “High Risk” Breast Lesions on Core Biopsy Require Surgery

I recently posted a pdf version of our course on “Controversies on the Management of High Risk Breast Lesions on Core Biopsy” that my Radiology colleague and I gave in San Diego last year.  The diagnoses we are referring to as “high risk” on core biopsy include atypical lobular hyperplasia/lobular carcinoma in situ, papilloma, radial [...]

Our Course on High Risk Breast Lesions on Core Biopsy

I have uploaded a pdf version of our course on high risk lesions on breast core biopsy that we gave last year in San Diego.  We used an audience response system so if you follow through the slides you’ll see the questions we asked of the audience and the responses that we received in real [...]

Flat Epithelial Atypia

Question: Hello, I have a question. What does flat epithelial atypia mean and if it isn’t cancer, why do I need surgery? I am scheduled for surgery next week and I don’t feel comfortable. Thank you.

Our Book Chapter on High Risk Lesions on Core Needle Biopsy

My radiology colleague from Harvard and I wrote a chapter on how women are being treated differently around the country and the world based on their core needle biopsy diagnosis. I posted the abstract a while back, but now we can publish the manuscript we wrote which is available here as a Word document: High [...]

Update on My Post: Why is There No Consensus on How to Treat Some Diagnoses Found on Core Biopsy?

I wrote an article a while back called “What Your Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis Means” to help patients understand why sometimes even a “benign” diagnosis may require a surgical excision.  While writing that article, I spoke to many of my colleagues in breast pathology and breast imaging and found out that there is a marked [...]

LCIS on Core Biopsy

Question: Hi I Had a sterotatic biopsy that revealed On the pathology report that I picked up said A. Columnar cell lesion with focal microcalcifications B. Lobular carcinoma in situ. I am so confused My doctor said I have DCIS but its lobular. Treatment plan is  lumpectomy and lymph node aspiration and then 5 years of [...]

What Your Core Needle Biopsy Diagnosis Means

In the past decade, core needle biopsy has taken over fine needle aspiration (FNA) as the main tool for diagnosing image-detected or palpable breast lesions. While this biopsy technique is just a sample, cores of breast tissue are removed vs. individual cells as in FNA and thus the pathologist has more information to make an [...]