Breast Cancer: Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
1.4 cm (spoiler alert: we’ll later learn it is really over 11 cm large!)
Nottingham Tubule Formation Score = 3
On a score of 1 to 3, this measures how mean and nasty the cells are, 3 being worst. My cells are really gnarly and f’ed up. Not good news.
Nottingham Nuclear Pleomorphism Score = 2
Again on a score of 1 to 3, so this result, although I don’t fully understand what it means, is average. So, it really doesn’t indicate anything, right?
Nottingham Mitotic Count Score = 1
On a score of 1 to 3, measures how quickly the cells are dividing and reproducing, 1 being best/slowest. My cancer cells are nasty, but not dividing and reproducing very quickly. Good news here.
ER and PR Positive
This means the cancer is receptive to hormones so it might be able to be controlled w/ hormone treatment should I opt to go that route.
I also believe this is good.
Lymph Node Involvement
15 Lymph Nodes Removed, 10 of them cancerous.
Cancer has begun a journey outside of my breast and into the rest of my body. Now I can only hope it didn’t get past the lymph nodes and settled into my bones or lungs or blood or anything else I can’t “cut off”.