The pathology report

It took a few days before I got my hands on the ‘Surgical Pathology Diagnosis’ report. Although my PCP had called me up and read it to me, I needed to see it for myself, laid out in black and white.

A.      Left breast core biopsy, 4 o’clock radian, with calcifications:

Ductal carcinoma in situ, nuclear grade 3,  comedo and micropapillary type, associated central necrosis and micro calcifications.

DCIS covering a span of 0.5cm.

ER/PR ordered.

B.      Left breast core biopsy, 4 o’clock radian without calcs:

High grade ductal carcinoma in situ.

C.      Left breast core biopsy, 6 o’clock radian, with calcs:

Ductal carcinoma in situ, nuclear grade 3, comedo and micropapillary type, associated central necrosis and micro calcifications.

DCIS covering a span of 0.4cm.

ER/PR ordered.

D.      Left breast core biopsy, 6 o’clock radian, without calcs:

High grade ductal carcinoma in situ.

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