Grade 1-2-3

Does grade 3 BC start as grade one then move to grade 2 then 3 or is it always grade 3 from the minute it starts?

Hello Kat1.
Here you can find a very good explanation about BC grades.

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Great link @mlen

@starburst based on the information mlen has shared it looks as though cancers can start as grade 3. I certainly didn’t have a lump or any other symptoms when I had my diagnosis. I had a mammogram which showed microcalcifications. The biopsy found a very small area of grade 3 cells.

I hope you feel calmer now you have had some time to process things.

Hi kat1

Thanks for posting

If you have had time to look at the information about cancer grade as indicated by @mlen you will see that grade is determined by how different the cancer cells are compared to normal cells. The grade of cancer may sometimes differ between the biopsy result and the result after surgery. However, this is because there is more tissue to look at following surgery rather than the grade progressing. Grade is one of the factors that is considered when your team discuss your individual treatment plan.

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