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Grade, how do they work it out?

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Re: Grade, how do they work it out?

Thats good to know, I had an oncology clinic this morning to set the ball rolling for the radiotherapy, now have to wait for the appt to come through for the radiotherapy planning session, then they will set me up for the radiotherapy to start, will probably be another 3-4 weeks before it kicks off. Nice day today feels like Spring us on the way, all the best.
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Re: Grade, how do they work it out?

Yes, the extra surgery delayed the radiotherapy but I've finished all treatment now. I was lucky. Radiotherapy went fine for me with no burning and no tiredness. Hope all goes well for you.
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Re: Grade, how do they work it out?

Thanks, you are right, .i just read the publication on here on understanding the pathology report confirms what you also say. I'm sorry you had to have more surgery, wishing you all the best.
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Re: Grade, how do they work it out?

On the pathology of the tumour I understand. It is in relation to the difference to normal breast cells and how fast growing they are. My diagnosis was the same as yours but I had further surgery as the margins were not clear.
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Grade, how do they work it out?

Hi, my diagnosis was stage 1 BC no spread into lymph nodes & I had a lumpectomy & on anastrozole for 5 yrs, plus 3 wks radiotherapy coming up soon. Just wondering how they work out the grade of tumour, mine was grade 2, intermediate. The grades are 1 slow growing, 2 intermediate & 3 fast growing. Mine was 10mm in size & found at routine mammogram so presume either wasnt there at previous screening 3 yrs ago or was there & too small to show up. Just wondering how they decide what grade they are, us it based on fact it didnt show up before so they calculate the growth rate based on that, or is it when they look at the pathology of the tumour?