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DCIS and path report
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DCIS and path report

After a needle biopsy revealed  some atypical hyperplasia, I underwent a lumpectomy and learned I had DCIS. I
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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.
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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.
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