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Usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH) – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH). by Livia Florianova, MD FRCPC, updated on June 4, 2020. Quick facts: Usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the breast. It is caused by an increased number of cells in small channels called ducts. …
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Fibroadenoma – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for fibroadenoma of the breast. by Livia Florianova, MD FRCPC, reviewed on November 14, 2019 Quick facts: Fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous breast tumour. It is the most common type of breast tumour to affect women under the age of 40 years old. The anatomy …
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Invasive lobular carcinoma – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for invasive lobular carcinoma. by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on August 13, 2019 Quick facts: Invasive lobular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer. Unlike other types of breast cancer, the cells in lobular carcinoma do not stick together as the tumour …
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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on August 13, 2019 Quick facts: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive type of breast cancer. It is called non-invasive because the cancer cells have not spread out of …
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Papillary lesion – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for papillary lesion of the breast. by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC, updated on April 30, 2020 Quick facts: Papillary lesion of the breast is a diagnosis that describes a group of breast tumours. Papillary lesion includes both non-cancerous tumours and cancers. Papillary lesion is …
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Radial scar – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for radial scar of the breast. by Kimberly Wood, MD MSc FRCPC, updated on April 10, 2019. Quick facts: A radial scar is non-cancerous growth that develops in the breast. It is made up of ducts and glands that surround a central scar. Radial …
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Complex sclerosing lesion – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for complex sclerosing lesion of the breast. This article was last reviewed on April 10, 2019 by Kimberly Wood, MD MSc FRCPC Quick facts: A complex sclerosing lesion (CSL) is non-cancerous growth that develops in the breast. It is made up of ducts and …
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Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on August 13, 2019 Quick facts: Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a condition caused by an increased number of cells in the glands of the breast. LCIS is important because it is …
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Invasive ductal carcinoma – Breast –

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for invasive ductal carcinoma. by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on July 13, 2020 Quick facts: Invasive ductal carcinoma is a type of breast cancer. It is the most common type of breast cancer to affect adult women worldwide. Your pathology report for …
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What does PR mean?

PR stands for progesterone receptor. Progesterone receptor is a protein that allows a cell to respond to the actions of the hormone progesterone. After the progesterone receptor protein is made, it stays in the nucleus of the cell. Progesterone hormone that enters the cell can change the behavior of the cell by activating the progesterone …
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