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How do you read and understand a pathology report? My doctor wasnt much help.

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 5 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Brandi, If you can share it with us, we could help decipher it. They usually tell the type, location, size, stage, grade... which you already shared with us. Many times, if you can talk to a nurse in the doctor's office, they can take it down a notch for you. In some practices, or clinics, they have an R.N. who helps guide you through the process. They have lots of experience explaining what the pathology report or any other report says. Be sure to take somebody with you when you have other --meet-the-doctor-- appointments. It is freaking comfusing to take it all in. Hang in there..... take care, Sharon
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    • Brandi Carey Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Moderately differrentiated band r grade2 of 3.histologic score:7/9 tubule score:3,nuclear score:2,mitotic score:2. Size IVC involves 3 cores wl a maximum linear dim 1.1cm.,ductal carcinoma n. a.nuclear grade2,b.solid&cribforming,...

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      Moderately differrentiated band r grade2 of 3.histologic score:7/9 tubule score:3,nuclear score:2,mitotic score:2. Size IVC involves 3 cores wl a maximum linear dim 1.1cm.,ductal carcinoma n. a.nuclear grade2,b.solid&cribforming, c.necrosis:present,d.dcis comprimises minor component of visualized carcinoma. Microcalcifications: focally present, studies pending

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    • Brandi Carey Profile
      anonimamente
      Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama

      I didn't se anything about hormones or any stage or anything that people keep asking me about.lol:-) maybe its cuz I don't know what I'm reading:-)

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    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Regarding stage and hormone receptor status those tests look like they are still pending...

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  • Alice Klobukowski Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I sat down at the computer and googled each term I didn't understand. I made notes and asked about anything that I still dint understand.
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  • jacqueline ortega Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    breastcancer.org breaks it down in a brilliant way.
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  • J G Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Go out and buy Susan Loves Brest Book.....You will never need anything else...I'm a nurse and had so many questions I didn't know where to start....This book was given to me by a close grind going through BC and it is THE BEST!!
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    Brandi, Here is a great site from Johns Hopkins it will help you to decipher the pathology report. Johns Hopkins also has a monthly breast cancer newsletter which publishes the latest and greatest breast cancer information. It is called Artemis. If you go to their website you can sign up for it. It is a VERY positive newsletter, I look forward to it each and every month. Big hugs darlin' Sharon http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/avon_foundation_breast_center/treatments_services/breast_cancer_diagnosis/breast_pathology/breast_cancer_faq.html
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    What information are unsure about
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