So having been diagnosed with BC in June, I had a mastectomy and reconstruction in August. I got the histology back from the mastectomy last week and unfortunately I had 1 of 5 lymph nodes with cancer present so am now awaiting axillary node clearance. I didn't take the news overly well (had a bit of a breakdown in the consultants office) so basically blanked out on a chunk of what he was telling me. Anyway, I've now received the summary letter and it states "15mm area of intermediate grade DCIS, within which there was a 38mm Grade 2 invasive ductal cancer of no special type". I may be being a bit dim here but how can the 38mm be within a 15mm area? Or is it likely to mean there was just some overlap where some of the invasive cancer had been within the DCIS?
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