FINAL PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSIS
A) Breast, right, 3:00, stereotactic biopsy:
- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), high nuclear grade, micropapillary and flat type with calcifications and comedo necrosis
- See comment
B) Breast, left, 12:00, N1 cm, ultrasound guided biopsy:
- Breast tissue with apocrine metaplasia, sclerosing adenosis, usual type hyperplasia and stromal fibrosis; features suggestive of a complex sclerosing lesion (radial scar)
- Negative for atypical proliferation or malignancy
Pathology findings are concordant with imaging findings. Surgical and oncologic management is recommended. Findings were discussed with the patient by Amy XXXXX M.D. on 8/23/2016. She plans to attend the Breast Center Multidisciplinary clinic on Wednesday, August 31, 2017.
I went and bought myself a bottle of sparkling wine, because....what else are you gonna do. Got cancer? You should have sparkling wine.
I want to give special thanks to Angie and Asmet, (and also Dr. Amy), who took excellent care of me while I laid on my stomach (and ergo, broken ribs) for the biopsy. And Mark, who took me for huevos rancheros after, and who's rolling with this well. And Bex. And Sam. And Katy. And Kate. And Denise, and Felecia.
I told my mother and father today. Mom took it better than I thought.
At least I'll be on FMLA already. It could have been a million times worse; a coworker of mine is going through stage IV with chemo right now. It's miserable.
So. Cheers. Gonna ask Dr. J what happens if you shoot radiation at the pectus bars...wonder if I'll cook like a gyro, inside out.