Histology results

40mm Grade Il cancer (low grade adenosquamous carcinoma) with DCIS, lymph node negative 0/2, NPI 3.80, clear margins TNM p2 NO, ER 4/5, HER2 negative.
Does anyone have any idea what this all means?
This is my final histology report. I have been told I am now triple negative after initially being told I was hormone related cancer.
I have called my BCN and waiting for a call back. Please help. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Hi flanders678

Thank you for posting your question.

It’s understandable that you have questions about your histology report, especially as you have been told that the type of breast cancer has changed. It’s good to hear that you have contacted your breast care nurse, they will be best placed to answer your questions about this change and to help you understand your report.

We are unable to comment on individual histology reports but you may find out booklet ‘Understanding your pathology results’ helpful to read.

When breast cancer cells are looked at under the microscope the pathologist looks for receptors that may be helping the cancer cells to grow. Some breast cancers are hormone receptor positive, meaning the cancer cells use the hormone oestrogen (ER) to help them grow, some are HER2 positive, meaning they have a protein called HER2 helping them to grow.

Triple negative breast cancer is a type of breast cancer that is hormone receptor negative and also HER2 receptor negative.

The type of breast cancer you have will help your treatment team determine which treatments you may be offered.

Writing down your questions to talk through with the breast care nurse may be helpful. You can also ask to speak to your breast surgeon to discuss your results.

We offer a range of free support services for anyone who has had a diagnosis of breast cancer which you may be interested in. They include face to face and online courses and events.

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