Breast Cancer Measurements
Requested by Anthony S-Y Leong MB, BS, MD
you encountered this problem.
*NO* - 11.
do you measure breast cancers?
4 * gross measurements only
2 * microscopic measurement only
3 * gross and microscopic
Two responders remarked on the inaccuracy of measurement,
particularly with diffusely infiltrating lobular carcinoma. One responder each
emphasized that needle cores and mammotome excisions should not be measured, the
latter because of fragmentation.
you provide two measurements, the largest dimension (spicule to spicule) as well
as the largest diameter as measured across the spherical part of the tumor?
*No* * 11.