Need Help With Meaning of Pathology Report
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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.
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