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I had a right axillary tumor removed that was 7.5x6.5x2cm which included the removal of five lymph nodes and small portion of breast tissue. The lymph nodes were enlarged with the largest 2 cm in diameter. All five lymph nodes reported with "sinus histiocytosis" and "a fairly polymorphic population of lymphocytes".  I was told by my surgeon that the breast tissue biopsy was benign but he has sent the pathology report to my primary physician to review the pathology on the lymph nodes.  I do not have an appointment with him for another week and am really n

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Hi. I understand what you are going through. Your mother-in-law has breast cancer, at least stage IIIC, pending the result of further work-ups to determine if the cancer has spread to other site/s. Prognostic factors for breast cancer include the age of the patient, stage of the disease (tumor size, lymph node status), histologic grading, hormone receptor status, Her2 status, presence or absence of lymphovascular invasion, proliferation indices. After mastectomy, there is a need to undergo systemic treatment and radiotherapy to reduce the risk of recurrence and hence improve the overall survival. Luckily, breast cancer treatment is evolving.  There are so many chemotherapy options available now.  However, you will need to discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your mother-in-law's oncologist. Good luck.
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Hi.  The presence of lots of lymphocytes in your thyroid gland, may indicate inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis) and not malignancy.  That's why the primary consideration of your pathologist is Hashimoto's thyroiditis.  This is an "autoimmune" condition where your thyroid gland is attacked by your own body's immune system (e.g. your lymphocytes), causing the thyroid gland to become inflamed.  The pathologist, however, cannot totally rule out the possibility of follicular thyroid carcinoma.  This type of carcinoma can present with an increased amount of follicular cells (thyroid gland cells which produce the hormone) and a relative decrease in colloid material (colloid is the protein which contains the thyroid hormone).  The increased amount of follicular cells is what the pathologist has termed as an increase in "cellularity".  The pathologist has not found any cancer-like cells or "atypical" cells among the follicle cells.  They all seem to look normal, except for the increase in number.  This is why the pathologist has not committed to a diagnosis of cancer, and why he is thinking that thyroiditis is a more plausible diagnosis in your case. I hope the explanations help.
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This is a SUPER idea ... glad to see it added. Path reports are the worst when it comes to "understanding" them. Great Addition .... Thanks
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