Allright so the ultrasound showed a 4cm mass in right breast that is invasive. Now going for ultrasound guided biopsy on Tuesday. I know 4cm is huge. How worried should I be?1
It's good that they found the other spots and can recommend the best treatment! Hang in there!0
I was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago with DCIS with central necrosis, that's what the final pathology report said. I went for my breast MRI yesterday and now waiting to gear from Dr. My question is what does the central necrosis mean along with DCIS?0
Central necrosis is often seen on core biopsy, and means the tumor growth rate outstripped the local blood supply, resulting in necrosis or death of the tissue. There is usually less oxygen in the center part of tumor as I understand it, which leads to less favorable anaerobic (oxygen lacking) conditions favoring growth. Pathologists don't like to see central necrosis, but it's common on biopsy. I haven't read where it dramatically worsens one's prognosis with breast cancer.0
My dr said the necrosis was good because that results in the calcifications which were detected!0
I got my MRI results today, and they found another larger mass in right breast and one mass in left breast. So now 2 more biopsies. This really worries me now. I thought being staged at 0 with DCIS in right breast I could deal with. But now worried!
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