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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    I have tried to find this by "googling" it but it keeps coming up as two different types. Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma as one and Adenocarcinoma as the other. Infiltrating Ductal is in the tubes. where adenocarcinoma is in glandular tissue. I may have this all wrong and hopefully someone can step in and correct me. Do not take this "to the bank" as I just could not find an explanation and definition. I will keep an eye out to see what others come up with. One thing for sure.... everybody's breast cancer is different. Take care, Sharon
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    • Jean Greenfield Profile
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      Thank you, I did not have much luck either, I was wondering about the path report and what it all means, it says high mitotic rate, 3 0f 3, high architectural grade, 3 of 3, moderate nuclear atypia , 2 of 3, extensive micrrocalcification...

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      Thank you, I did not have much luck either, I was wondering about the path report and what it all means, it says high mitotic rate, 3 0f 3, high architectural grade, 3 of 3, moderate nuclear atypia , 2 of 3, extensive micrrocalcification identified. tumor measures up to 0.9 cm in lenght on biopsy submitted. I had my lumpectomy on 10-31 and have my first appt with oncology on 19th. I wanted to educate myself a little on the treatments. What is the triple 3 they talk about, I see nothing mentioned on my path report about that? Thanks.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonimamente
      Sobrevivente desde 2007

      Jean,
      In each path report there are parts that identify the type of cells seen. They also tell the aggressiveness or how fast growing these cells are. (grade) If you look up something like "interpreting your breast cancer pathology report" you...

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      Jean,
      In each path report there are parts that identify the type of cells seen. They also tell the aggressiveness or how fast growing these cells are. (grade) If you look up something like "interpreting your breast cancer pathology report" you will find out what each of these mean. For instance, I see you "grade" is aggressive. Now DON'T go to the dark side on that. Mine was 2-3. There were also a lot of microcalicifications seen. That is little bits of white "paint chips" seen... they show up like little tiny dots. The triple 3 they may be talking about the hormone sensitivity of your tumor. There are 3 markers for Estrogen, Progestrone, and Her2. It can either be positive or negative and shows up and either + or - on a report. Either your tumor feeds off hormones or not. I would just try to search the meaning of your pathology report... but don't get too deep into the explanations and scare yourself. This is almost a time when it good to stay just a tiny bit stupid. I freaked myself out completely reading stuff that didn't pertain to my case. Hang in there and take care, Sharon

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