Recap of the Test Results

I’m just going to go through all of the staging tests to date with the basic results.  My oncologist said that I’m staged at 3A/2B because of the size of the mass and the involvement of lymph nodes.

Mammogram and Ultrasound: 4.5 cm mass at 11:00 in right breast, 3 noted abnormal lymph nodes.

Breast MRI: Confirmation of the cancerous mass measuring approximately 43 x 52 x 32 mm. No extension to the chest wall, skin, or nipple areolar complex

Chest CT: 
-Right breast: Confirmation of the cancerous mass measuring: 38 x 33 mm
-Confirmation of spread of cancer to lymph nodes on my right side. The largest is 22 mm and is marked with a platinum clip, as is the tumor itself.

PET Scan: The only findings were in my chest, so I’m leaving off all the remaining notes that say there aren’t issues anywhere else.
– A right breast mass which contains a biopsy clip and measures 39 x 20 mm
– An enlarged inferior right level 1 axillary lymph node which contains a clip and measures 25 x 17 mm
-Several more superior rounded and enlarged right level 1 axillary lymph nodes.
– A rounded right level 3 subpectoral lymph node which measures 10 x 8 mm

Bone Scan: There are no areas of abnormal uptake that would suggest metastatic bone cancer.

Echocardiogram: Everything is normal.

Blood Work: Low on iron. Everything else looks good so far.

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This blog is about receiving and living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
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2 Responses to Recap of the Test Results

  1. Peter says:

    Following your journey with keen interest. Know that you are not alone in this.


  2. Renee Gjerde says:

    It is interesting to see all the different kinds of tests that are taken to help determine the level of cancer. I don’t like that there are signs in the lymph nodes. I learned about them and their functions in the body in my anatomy and physiology class last fall. Thanks for the update.


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