Breast cancer staging

Common Questions and Answers about Breast cancer staging


255017 tn?1206907775 I spoke with the surgeon this morning and although they are still waiting for the final report as far as the ER,PR and Her2 status goes they do know the staging. On the right breast I am stage 1 and on the left breast I am stage 2 with 1 node I am waiting for her to get in touch with the oncologist so I know what's next, other than chemo and later on radiation. I'll let you know when I know more, Thanks again. Trish P.S.
Avatar m tn no tumor can be found in the breast, but cancer cells are found in the axillary lymph nodes (the lymph nodes under the arm), OR the tumor measures 2 centimeters or less and has spread to the axillary lymph nodes, OR the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 5 centimeters and has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes Stage IIB describes invasive breast cancer in which: the tumor is larger than 2 but no larger than 5 centimeters and has spread to the axillary lymph nodes, OR t
Avatar f tn My sister was just diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 grade2b breast cancer. I'm not finding much inof on this grade. What is the treatment and sruvival rate for this type of cancer?
Avatar f tn Information about whether or not cancer is found in the lymphnodes under the arm gives us information about spread of the cancer and is part of the staging of the cancer. Finding cancer in another part of the body – such as the hips, pelvis and spine also gives us information about staging of the cancer. Decisions about her treatment will be based on this information. Breast cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the bone would be called stage 4.
Avatar n tn My 49 year old SIL has ovarian cancer. She had early stage breast cancer last year, tested + for BRCA 2 and they found the ovarian cancer during a routine PET scan. She's had a full hysterectomy and has just started 2 types of chemo. I know that one is through a port in her chest and the other will be through her stomach and she'll be hospitalized for that one. Her CA-125 was 3748 at the time of surgery.
Avatar f tn // On a side note, PET/CT is rarely used to stage bladder cancer. On a PET/CT, the urinary system including bladder normally appears black (metabolic uptake), obscuring everything within it, making it difficult to detect underlying pathology. PET/CT is used more for staging/restaging lymphoma, breast cancer, etc.
Avatar n tn Some doctors order a bone scan as routine part of the staging work-up for breast cancer, while other oncologists prefer to have the bone scan done only if the patient manifests with symptoms (e.g. hip and back pains) which would make one suspect the presence of bone metastases. You can ask your friend's doctor the reasons why he has ordered a scan. I'm sure he'll be more than willing to explain things to you.
Avatar n tn 8 lymph nodes removed including sentinel lymph node all negative. Cancer found in only one breast. The other was completely negative. The AJCC classification is: PT2.PNO (I-).PMX. We do not understand this classification. Also there was no other tumors anywhere else. A PET and a CAT scan was done and the one tumor was it. There is a disagreement as to whether radiation and chemo should be done. We do not see the point since everything else was fine.
Avatar f tn What is the difference if any, between BREAST CANCER STAGES and BREAST BIOPSY GRADES I, II, III. Are Breast Cancer stages the same as Grades? Thank you all !
Avatar f tn Dear sandreti, Checking the lymphnodes is part of the staging process of breast cancer care. When there has been any note of invasive cancer - a lymphnode dissection is recommended in order to check for any evidence of cancer spreading away from the breast. Being that there is invasive cancer despite the clear margins there can still be the possibility of cancer going to the lymph nodes. In cases of low to moderate risk of lymph node involvement (i.
Avatar f tn I see now where that you said, "I have my results." I thought at first you meant your mammogram results, but now that I have seen your post regarding reconstruction in the BC Forum, it is apparent you do have a definite dx of BC. I am sorry that was the outcome, and that I didn't understand that when I posted before... Regards, bluebutterfly .
Avatar f tn My mother -55 years old- has been detected with breast cancer. The hospital reports say that it a Stage II Notttingham score of 6-7 points. However they the same report also mentions the spread into her lymph nodes- Her reports say that T2, N3a, Mx. They found some cancer cells in 33 out of 37 lymph nodes. Also she is hormone negative. Was stage II, a wrong diagnosis? Is she not a stage IIIB with the extent of lymph node involvement?
Avatar f tn Just want to clarify that metastatic breast cancer is stage IV based on the TNM staging (any tumor size, with or without regional lymph node involvement, with presence of distant metastasis). A stage IIIB would mean T4N0-2M0. You are currently on tamoxifen. This is one of the systemic hormonal treatments in breast cancer. One of the side effects of tamoxifen is endometrial cancer. Since you already had a hysterectomy, you are not an increased risk anymore of developing endometrial cancer.
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Avatar n tn Many factors figure into the Staging of Breast Cancer. Your Oncologist would be the best person to answer your question about this. Since you haven't had your final surgery and removal and testing of lymph nodes there may not be an answer until all Pathology reports are finalized following the surgery. Regards ....
Avatar f tn hi to all.My mother was diagnosed recently with breast cancer and had a mastectomy done.the doctor said that out of 13 lymph nodes removed from her armpit, 11 had cancer. she is right now on chemotherapy with something that the doctor called an AC regime.All her workup tests showed negative for cancer spread.but now she has got low backache.She had a slip disc few years back.could the recent pain be due to cancer spread to the bones? The bone scan was negative when done one month back.
Avatar f tn The second week of July 2008, Mom had her left lower lobe removed and a sliver of the upper lobe. The doctor said he was staging her lung cancer a T2 because of the tumor's size (over 3 cm) and the tumor's behavior (it transversed the pleura). But, the tumor hadn't reached the chest wall. Based on the pathology report, it is belived there was no lymphnode involvement nor any metastisis to any other organ. What does "transversed the pleura" mean?
1470528 tn?1324694321 PS: Any information specific to your aunt must come from a family member who has been informed, and/or the doctor. If she is getting chemo, your aunt is at least somewhat advanced but there are so many factors to consider, and it's all about the individual and not just breast cancer in general. If her cancer has not spread, then there is a lot of hope, and if it has spread to other organs or the bones, then she may very well have some good years left.
Avatar n tn ve just recieved the biopsy back and my daughter is diagnosed with stage 2, invasive breast cancer. It appears to also show in one lmyph node. What is the survival rate of this type of cancer? Is it curable?
Avatar f tn Hi, There is a clinical staging and a pathologic staging. The clinical staging would look at the results of scans as well as the findings on physical examination, in order to decide whether particular suspicious areas may already have disease. Pathologic staging would involve the pathologist reading though all areas that were sampled or removed. This would be definitive. Biopsies are not without risks.
Avatar f tn I had blood tests and the markers were good and it showed no breast cancer cells. I also had x-rays of the rib and the bone scan was compared with the one I had a year ago. Which one is right? Do I need a pet scan? Does this mean I have stage 4 breast cancer?
378425 tn?1305628294 This type of breast cancer, signifies that these particular breast cancer cells lack both estrogen and progesterone receptors and do not overexpress the HER-2 protein like other breast cancers. As such, hormone therapies such as tamoxifen and therapies that target the HER-2 protein such as Herceptin (trastuzumab) are not effective in treating triple-negative breast cancer. TNBC Grade 3 is an aggressive type of cancer and should therefore receive aggressive tx.
Avatar n tn Staging of breast cancer uses the TNM classification. This takes into account the tumor size (T), nodal status (N), and presence or absence of metastasis (M). You mentioned in your previous post that your sister has ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Based on the TNM staging, DCIS is a stage 0 disease. Prognosis is generally good. I think you may need to wait for the final histopathological report. Further treatment will follow once the result is fully evaluated. Hope this helps. God bless.
Avatar m tn Hi I went for my yearly mammogram last week. Two days later I was called back for 2 suspicious areas in my right breast. Diagnostic radiographs showed 5 microcalcifications all in the same area and an irregular lesion in a different part of the breast. Ultrasound showed the irregular lesion to be a 7mm cyst. I was told to get a sterotaxic biopsy which was done 2 days ago. Worst experience of my life!
Avatar n tn Hi, Its hard to say if the radiologist was aware that you had a history of breast cancer, when the reading was written, it is also possible that the features are equivocal to say whether it looks malignant or not. It would be important of course to find out if the nodules represent recurrent cancer.