Dear all, After a routine check up we found out that my mother aged 57 has been diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. This news comes with great pain to our entire family.
Her PET Scans reveal no other locations infected.
She had a surgery lumpectomy and we received the pathology reports.
These are the findings in the report:
Invasive Carcinoma: Ductal
Grade: II NBR Score (2+3+2 = 7)
In Citu Carcinoma: Present
Type: Ductal, of Comedo, cribriform, solid type, intermediate grade
Lymphovascular Invasion: Present
Perineural Invasion: Not seen
Infiltrating Borders: Present
Lymphocyte Response: moderate
Necrosis: Present with in Comedo duct
Excision Margins: Does not reach margins
ER Receptor: AllRed 5+3=8
Progesterone Receptor 0+0 = 0
HER2: Tumor cells are negative
The recommended fixative is 10% NBF.
Doctors suggested 4-6 rounds of Chemo and radiation.
Please let me know how bad is Lymphovascular Invasion and if we are having the right treatment. Also I hear lot of stories about Chemo side effects. Please suggest how to cope up and prepare for that, our family is definitely going through tough time right now.