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19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

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Toulula
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Still waiting on my results . That's a shame it never rains but pours hugs xxx
mrey300
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Thanks ladies for all your support. It is really appreciated.

 

Good to have  this site. xxx

 

 

saffronseed
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Yes, speak to the bcc help line and they will explain the report in more detail as they are the experts.   You are still ER+ strongly so that you will benefit form hormone treatment which is postive.  I too had a lot of node involvement too and vascular invasion and had radiotheropy after chemo to my underarm and on my chest wall.  My tumour was 9cm.   I am 4 and half years down the line, fit and healthy and fine - to be honest whilst it sounds bad to have high nodes infected it doesn't seem to be a factor in whether the cancer spreads or not - I know of ladies who had no nodes infected and it has spread anyhow.   I know lots of ladies who have had high node involvement and are doing very well and no problems.  So I don't think the pathology report changes your prognosis in any way, they just use it to decide on what futher treatment you can have to reduce the chances of reoccurance/spead, I don't think the change to PR effects anything anyhow - not sure why it would change though.   good luck with you future treatment.plan  xxxx

Downbutnotout
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Hi mrey - all I can say is that when I was first diagnosed and was worried about the node involvement with extranodal extension my GP told me about a lady who had all her nodes affected and she'd been disease free for 14 years at the time of my diagnosis. If you think about it, she wouldn't have had the up-to-date treatments at that time that we're having.

 

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Jo_BCC
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Hi mrey300

 

If you would like to give our helpline team a ring after the weekend, they'll be only too happy to talk you through your pathology report and answer as many questions you have about it.  In the meantime I have put for you below the link to BCC's publication 'Understanding your path report'

 

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/diagnosed-breast-cancer/understanding-your-patholog...

 

Take care,

Jo, Moderator

hope4444
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Re: 19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Hi,
I had 22 out of 25 lymph nodes involved and I'm still going strong (touch wood) three and a half years later!
I don't come on the forum much now as it's all less user friendly than it once was but I used to feel very reassured to hear that there were lots of ladies out there with heavy node involvement who were doing very well.
Best wishes xx

mrey300
Member

19 out of 22 lymph nodes involved

Hi all,

 

I just received my pathology report and its been shocking.

 

19 cancerous out of 22 lymph nodes involved with extracapsular spread.

 

Over 7 cm mixed lobular/ductal grade2.

 

After neoadjuvant chemo EC+Taxol my ER+ 8/8 PrG+ 8/8 changed to ER+ 8/8 PrG- 0/8

 

Why could my progesteron receptors have changed?

 

Could it lead to a worse prognosis?

 

How optimistic should I consider such 19/22 lymph involvement?

 

All replies appreciated.