Sep 28, 2013 - 9:10 am
my sister in law(41) was diagnosed last week and received her pathology report yesterday. As all of you can imagine our heads are spinning with all of the information we received. I will list her results so hhopefully you can help me to understand all of it and thn I can help her understand a little better. She's exhausted fom a whole day of doctors yesterday that unfortunately left her with more questions then she had before. She was all set to have her lumpectomy next week followed by 6 weeks of radiation. but now she's considering a mastectomy. I know only she can make that decision but any advice you have will be greatly appreciated. Here are the findings...
invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2
left breat carcinoma
ER: positive (100% strong)
PR: positive (90% variable)
HER2/neu: 1+ nnegative
KI-67: high (25%) this one I especially don't understand
surgical microscopic description:
the moderately differentiated IDC evokes a desmoplastic response as it infiltrates mammary stroma as angular nests. The lesion measures up to 16 mm
formalin fixed breast cylinders are 2 to 17 mm and 2mm wide
maximum dimension of lesion is 1.9 cm
mixed type of kinetic enhancement pattern within the lesion
4mm circumscribed enhancing mass that lies 1cm anteromedial to the main mass. Does not really have suspicious type of kinetic enhancement pattern but difficult to completely exclude a satellite lesion.
She had the brca test yesterday so wating on results. Shes adopted so we don't know family history.
thank you all so much for taking the time to read this! I went online and read about each result but still unsure of exactly what each one means.