Posts Tagged ‘HER2’

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

Understanding Pathology Report

Question: Understanding my report: invasive ductal carcinoma -histologic grade: nottingham histologic score III/III (tubule score=3, nuclear score=3, mitoses=2) -size of largest focus: 09 cm Estrogen receptor-negative (0%) Progesterone receptor-negative (0%) HER2/neu-positive (3%) Ki

Is Bilateral Mastectomy Necessary When Another Cancer Shows up in the Opposite Breast?

Question: I had a needle core biopsy LEFT breast…under Diagnosis it states …….-invasive mammary carcinoma (crush artifact present)……diagnosis confirmation by the Dr on april 1st 2013 Speciman that was sent was labelled “core biopsy left breast” and consisted of 3 cores of tan yellow core biopsies measuring from .3cm to .6 cm…….with one needle core [...]

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 [...]

Understanding Pathology Reports

Question: report says histologic sections show neoplastic breast tissue with epithlial and desmoplastic stromal components present. there are nests of maliglant epithelial cells invading the stroma and adjacent fatty tissues. the epithelials have hyperchromatic nuclei with 6 to7 mitotic figures seen per high power field. there are also moderate foci of tubular formation and the [...]

Understanding Pathology Reports

Question: i had a needle core biopsy and this is what the pathology said but i do not understand right breast -invasive mammary carcinoma -no lymphovascular or ductal carcinoma in situ identified –breast cancer prognosis profile –estrogen recptor 100% positivity(favorable) –progesterone rector 100% positivity(favorable) –ki-67-30% postivity(elevated, unfavorable) –her2 cen-17 ratio pending can you help me [...]

Understanding Pathology Results

Question:  Can you help me understand this report? Breast Right, biospy: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma SBR/Nottingham grade 2/3 Tubular score 2. Nuclear score 2. Mitotic score 2 (focal). No evidence of angiolymphatic invasion Cancerization og lobules Ductal carcinoma in situ Solid, papillary and cribriform patterns Nuclear grade 2-3 Comedonecrosis present Microcalcifications associated with in situ malignancy [...]

Tubular Carcinoma

Question: Pathologist gave a diagnosis of Invasive ductal cancer grade 1 (2/2/1), however when asked said it was a tubular cancer are these two different? thank you

Invasive Lobular vs. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

Question: What is the difference between invasive lobular and ductal carcinoma? My first biopsy I had at my ultrasound said “invasive lobular carcinoma grade 2/3″ and my surgery biopsy said “invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2/3″. Does this make any difference?

Prognostic Marker Changes in Metastatic Breast Cancer

There is a recent study published in the September 23 issue of Breast Cancer Research that looked at changes in prognostic markers (estrogen/progesterone receptor and HER2/neu) between primary breast cancers and metastatic lesions. If you click on the Breast Cancer Research link it will provide you with the abstract.  The full article is temporarily free from [...]