Breast Cancer Expert Forum
DCIS and path report
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Breast Cancer Forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include Breast Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lumps, Lumpectomy, Lymph node dissection, Lymphedema, Mammograms, Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstruction, Self Breast Exam, and Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

DCIS and path report

After a needle biopsy revealed  some atypical hyperplasia, I underwent a lumpectomy and learned I had DCIS. I
Related Discussions
Avatar n tn
Dear HopeS:  Basically this report is saying that the tumor is ER/PR+.  

The "Alred score" described by Craig Alred is similar to the "H-score" used when the immunohistochemical ER assay was first developed for testing of hormone receptor status.  It accounts for the both the % of cells positive and the intensity of staining of each cell.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar n tn
Thank you for your help. I guess I wasn't clear enough in my question (so much goes through your mind at a time like this).

The score numbers -- where do they fall on a scale of weak to strong? Right now they're in a vacumm as far as I'm concerned.
Blank
Avatar f tn
A related discussion, Reading lab results was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now