Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Breast

Authors: Jeanne Simpson (Vanderbilt Medical Center), Stuart Schnitt (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Jonathan I. Epstein (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)

1. Benign Breast
2. Atypical Hyperplasia
3. Breast Cancer In-Situ
4. Breast Cancer

Colon

Authors: Elizabeth Montgomery (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), Joel Greenson (University of Michigan Health Systems), Laura Lamps (University of Arkansas College of Medicine), Wendy Frankel (Ohio State University Medical Center)

1. Adenomas (serrated, tubular, tubulovillous, villous) and hyperplastic polyps
2. Adenomas with invasive carcinoma
3. Invasive adenocarcinoma not arising in an adenoma

Esophagus

Authors: Elizabeth Montgomery (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), Joel Greenson (University of Michigan Health Systems), Laura Lamps (University of Arkansas College of Medicine), Wendy Frankel (Ohio State University Medical Center)

1. Reflux and reactive changes
2. Barrett’s with or without dysplasia
3. Invasive carcinoma (squamous cell and adenocarcinoma)

Lung

Authors: Mark Wick (University of Virginia Health System), Edward Stelow (University of Virginia Health System), Jeffery Meyers (University of Michigan Health Systems), Jonathan I. Epstein (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)

1. Lung Cancer In-Situ
2. Lung Cancer

Prostate

Authors: Jonathan I. Epstein (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions), Peter Humphrey (Washington University School of Medicine), Mahul Amin (Cedars Sinai Medical Center)

1. Benign prostate tissue
2. Prostate cancer on any of the cores regardless of other findings
3. Atypical, suspicious for cancer with or without high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
4. High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia without atypical glands