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11. What is invasive ductal carcinoma?
Edited: May 17, 2011
Invasive ductal carcinoma, also known as IDC, infiltrating ductal carcinoma, carcinoma of no special type (NST), or not otherwise specified (NOS), is the most common invasive breast cancer, representing 65 to 85 percent of all cases. IDC starts in the breast's milk ducts and invades surrounding breast tissue. If not treated at an early stage, IDC can move into other parts of the body through your bloodstream or lymphatic system.

12. How long will it take my doctor to receive the report on my pap smear?
Edited: May 17, 2011
Pap smears are generally reported out in 4-7 days after receipt in the laboratory. My biopsy- Turnaround time for biopsy results are generally 24 hours; however, additional testing may add another 24-48 hours.

13. How is my Pap smear screened?
Edited: May 17, 2011
Your Pap smear is initially screened by an automated screener and then by a human who has had advanced training in reading cytologic smears (cytotechnologists). All abnormal results are reviewed by a pathologist. Ten percent of the Pap smears received at InCyte Pathology are re-screened for quality assurance purposes.

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