It is important to control the growth of the inflammatory breast cancer cells, and chemotherapy is often recommended first. Once chemotherapy is completed, the need for surgery and radiation will be determined.
Tissue removed from the breast, lymph nodes or other parts of the body are sent to a laboratory to be viewed by a pathologist, a doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope. The pathologist's written report of his or her findings is called a pathology report, which usually includes:
This section summarizes the pathologist's findings.
This section contains information on why the surgery is needed.
This section gives specific details on what was given to the pathologist at the surgery and what it looks like without a microscope.
Additional pathology reports will be made for invasive or infiltrating cancers. These reports will contain the following information: