I've posted my other path reports, so I'll post this one too; what the heck. If you are a future employer, and don't hire me because of this, I'm suing you and you are a bad, bad person, and wrong too - because I will live a long time and I'm under my husband's insurance so I won't be costing you any money, and my real name isn't Ann Silberman anyway.
Okay, it's five pages so I'm not going to type it all. I'll skip the part where they described my poor separated breast, sitting in a metal bowl, nipple looking up at them for the final time, proudly. I felt a little sad thinking about my breast there in that bowl all alone and missing me, but the medical stuff got me so interested I forgot about it quickly.
Besides, it didn't take them long to chop it up. Murderers.
Here is the "Diagnosis" Section on page 4. If you don't like medical terminology - skip this post. It will give me a nice typing workout though. My comments are in bold, although since they are in English, I'm guessing you figured that out.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, 3.4 cm, Grade 3 (3+2+3), comprising main tumor at inferior aspect of breast (approximately 6:00), with focal histological changes consistent with prior biopsy. This is larger than they thought - sonograms are not accurate. The arithmetic problem above is how abnormal the cells were. Mine were just about as abnormal as it gets, which means they grow faster.
Multifocal invasive ductal Carcinoma, including two additional separate foci of Grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, including 0.2 cm focus at 4:00 biopsy site and including 0.1 cm focus at gritty area of lower inner quadrant between main tumor and 4:00 biopsy site, each associated with intraductal carcinoma. There is more than one invasive tumor. The big one had babies!
No Blood Vessel or lymphatic vessel invasion identified. Yay! It appears to have stayed in the breast. My cancer is a homebody, like me.
Associated intraductal carcinoma, Grade 2-3 solid, comedo carcinoma, and focal cribriform types with extension into lobules, comprising 30% of main tumor. That stuff was tunneling through my breasts like gophers
Separate biopsy site, lower inner quadrent (approximately 4:00, showing grade 2-3 intraductal carcinoma, solid, cribriform, and comodo carcinoma types with extension into lobules, 1.6 cm, and associated biopsy cavity Remember when I said I had cancer soup? These are the ingredients
Second separate biopsy site, showing lobular carcinoma in situ (approximately 3:00), with associated biopsy cavity More ingredients
Additional larger zone of grade 2-3 intraductal carcinoma, 4.5 cm, including solid and comedo carcinoma patterns, grossly indentified as gritty zone in lower inner quadrent connected to main tumor mass Oops, a big chuck of meat in the soup
No invasive carcinoma is noted at soft tissue margins (within 3mm of closet, anterior margin) Excellent, that means no radiation
No intraductal carcinoma indentified at margins, although intraductal carcinoma is noted very close to deep margin (within 0.5 cm, and somewhat close to anterior soft tissue margin (within 1 mm) Oh damn, that probably means radiation
Random section from lower inner quadrent shows 0.4 cm focus of solid grade 2 intraductal carcinoma and 1.3 cm focus of lobular carcinoma in situ. Damn, this cancer sprouted like mushrooms in my breast
Nipple shows atypical ductal hyperplasia of subareolar ducts Bad cells even in the nipple?
Benign overlying skin. All that tanning paid off
Tumor Staging: T2, pNO(-1), MX
Main tumor under 5 cms, no node involvement, can't tell if there is metastatic involvement
That likely means I'm Stage II. I'll probably be alive in five years.
Sorry to those who are disappointed by that. (Not really)
My here and now
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