Posts Tagged ‘stage’

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

Terminology of Invasive Mammary Carcinoma

Question: Dear Dr. Lawton, I had 2 pathologists look at my surgical pathology. It seems that they both saw the same thing, but disagreed on how to call it. One pathologist called it invasive mammary carcinoma with lobular features, the other called it IDC with single file growth pattern. My single focal tumor showed single [...]

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

Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Many patients ask how they know if they are getting the appropriate treatment for their breast cancer. No two patients are alike and therefore treatment decisions are based upon your unique situation and the type of cancer you have. This is one reason why it is important to get a second opinion on your pathology [...]