Explanation Of Lab Results On Breast Examination?
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The data you submit is the result of anatomic pathology (PA) tissue obtained from the results of your mother's right breast surgery. It is likely that the data are the result of examinations from 2 different tissue samples, from the right breast. In the first data, it was revealed that there was an invasive breast cancer tissue, without invasion of lymph nodes or blood vessels, but it appeared that the spread of cancer cells in the lymph nodes in the right armpit area. In the second data, it was conveyed that an invasive breast cancer tissue was found with invasion of lymph nodes or blood vessels, and there was a visible spread of tumors in the lymph nodes in the right armpit area. Anatomical pathology specialist who conducts the examination seems to give advice for further examination of the sample, namely immunohistochemical examination.
However, all the results of the anatomic pathology examination must be consulted with the oncology subspecialist doctor who treats your mother. Anatomical pathology examination is a supplementary examination whose interpretation must be based on the patient's clinical information, obtained through history taking and physical examination by the doctor who directly handles the patient. All information conveyed here cannot replace expertise presented by doctors who treat patients directly.
In general, an immunhistochemical examination is a special staining on breast lump tissue samples obtained at biopsy. Immunohistochemical examination is useful to identify whether cancer cells have hormone receptors (estrogen, progesterone) and HER2 on their surface. Information about the results of this examination is very useful for planning the treatment needed, for example the type of drug chosen for chemotherapy. The need for further examination in the form of an immunohistochemical examination also needs to be discussed directly with the doctor who treats the patient directly.
To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about immunohistochemical examination in breast cancer. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.