Hello again. I'm posting once again asking for your help. Thank you in advance.
My husband's biopsy report came up in the portal. We haven't spoken to his doctor yet.
May I ask for your help understanding one part? The line " Suspicious for focal intraductal carcinoma".
I've done a google search and I don't understand what it means. It sounds very bad. Are there any therapies for this?
It was a targeted biopsy. 12 samples were taken. The remaining 10 are benign tissue and one is showing PIN.
Here's the section from the report that shows cancer.
Prostate, MRI target left posterior base; biopsy:
Prostate Cancer Grading:
Primary Gleason grade: 4
Secondary Gleason grade: 3
Total Gleason score: 7
Grade Group: 3
The total number of cores identified is 3
The total number of cores with carcinoma is 1
The specimen is fragmented
The percentage of tissue with carcinoma is 12%
The linear amount of tissue with carcinoma is 2.5 mm
The percentage of Gleason grade 4 and/or 5 is 60 %
High Risk Lesions:
Suspicious for focal intraductal carcinoma
Again, thank you. I read all about Gleason scoring. So I thought I was prepared. Now I'm totally overwhelmed.