Breast PA Results?
Good night. I want to know the meaning of my breast PA results. R nThe conclusion: Invasive Carcinoma of NST grade 2 (score 6) with many of these components there T1NxMx r nDo my breasts need to be removed? And what stadium are you in? R nThank you r nila
Hello, Nila, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Pathology Anatomy examination is one of the supporting examinations that help doctors in diagnosing a mass or tumor. PA examination is performed by examining a small sample of tissue under a microscope and assessing the shape, size, arrangement, and properties of the cells.
At the conclusion of your PA results, Invasive Carcinoma of NST (No Special Type) means that your breast tumor cells are of an atypical type and are spread to the surrounding breast tissue (invasive). When a pathologist looks at cells under a microscope, the doctor assesses several features present in the cells that can predict how the cells grow and spread. Grade 2 indicates that the cells are "moderately differentiated", namely the appearance of normal and abnormal cells and have a moderate prognosis (future output). The higher the grade, the smaller the chances of healing.
T = tumor (tumor size)
N = Nodes (spread of tumor cells to nearby lymph nodes)
M = metastasis (spread to other body parts)
T1 indicates that the tumor is 20 mm or less in size. Nx and Mx showed a lack of information regarding the spread of the tumor to the lymph nodes and to other parts of the body, so further investigations were required. After knowing the TNM completely, then the stage can be determined.
We recommend that you consult the results of your PA with the surgeon who handles you directly so that therapy can be determined according to your condition. A series of other tests may be needed to determine which therapy is right for you. Treatment options for breast cancer may include surgical removal of the tumor, surgical removal of the breast, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these therapeutic options.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.