Hi Helen, I’m so glad you are okay now. The histological grade incorporates nuclear grade, mitotic count and tubule formation. Each category is 1-3 scores. Grade 1 is 3-5, grade 2: 6, 7 and grade 3: 8and9. It describes how different cells look from normal and how fast they are dividing. This is how I understand it. You can read more on https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00428-02 My biopsy results also showed nuclear grade 2 but it was revised after surgery to 3. I have mitotic count score 1 and tubular formation score 2. So the total score is 6 - histologica grade 2. Does your report say ‘nuclear’ or just grade? I am not sure if they can determine a histological grade on biopsy samples. I am not in UK. I am in Croatia and health insurance does not pay for an oncotype here. I planned to pay for it in case there were no positive lymph nodes. But since they are positive, I decided to go with chemo in case my oncologist team will suggest it. I have appointment on Thursday. Which chemo did you get? I wish you and all brave women here a many, many healthy years. @Hi Jaybro, You are such an inspiration! And I completely agree with you. There is no benefit of worrying about things we can not change. Tears can not help me. Panic does not help me. I really hope I will be in your state of mind. I am struggling at the moment. I am still in shock how/why this happened.
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