Test results

Does anyone understand them?

mine are DCIS, VI negative, NPI 3.48, ER positive (H Score190),
PR positive (H Score 160) HER2 negative

Whats H score & NPI…?

There was some other stuff but I think I get that…

Cheers ladies

I know that NPI = [Nottingham Prognostic Index]

Hi Tally

I did a bit of searching on this when I got my pathology report.

The H score determines how receptive the cancer is to oestrogen and progesterone …and so determines what, if any, hormone treatment you may need to prevent recurrence.

Likewise, the NPI is a score that takes into account the size, spread, aggressiveness etc. of the cancer. I believe it helps the consultants to decide whether chemotherapy/radiotherapy etc are appropriate.

I’m sure there are more knowledgeable people on the forums who can tell you more, but I hope this helps a little.

Sue xx

Hi Tally

BCC have published a booklet to help you to understand more about your results, here’s the link where you can read, order or download the information:


Hope this helps, if you wish to discuss anything further please do call our helpline on 0808 800 6000 which is open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 9-2.

Best wishes