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 Asked: 11/25/2014 Hello I had a small cluster of microcalification in right breast and was scheduled for the needle biopsy but they are so small they can''t...
 Asked: 11/25/2014 I am 62 and results of a recent stereotactic core biopsy "sclerosed papilloma with associated calcifications".
 Asked: 11/24/2014 Nodule with associated nipple discharge left breast at 2:00 position 18 months ago with negative biospy.
 Asked: 11/23/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy for microcalcifications in June.
 Asked: 11/22/2014 My mom has had abnormal mammograms in the past and has even had a biopsy (Needle & surgical) before.
 Asked: 11/22/2014 I had digital mammography that was inconclusive.
 Asked: 11/20/2014 Hi again, I asked what myy BIRADS score is...
 Asked: 11/20/2014 Hello All! I have "an irregular mass 2.1cm" BI RAD 5 highly suspected of malignancy - nothing else was found in the report of importance is...
 Asked: 11/20/2014 46 years old, no family history of breast CA.
 Asked: 11/20/2014 I was diagnosed with a ducktail carcinoma in Siri, high grade with necrosis and calcification a and apocrine features, slightly less than 0.7 in greatest...
 Asked: 11/19/2014 had stereotactic biopsy yesterday for microcalcifications found at vertical incision site from breast reduction 2 years earlier.
 Asked: 11/18/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy today and a marker was placed in my breast.
 Asked: 11/17/2014 Would you biopsy for flecks of calcification in someone with a family history of breast cancer?
 Asked: 11/17/2014 I had 2 breast biopsies 1 week ago.
 Asked: 11/17/2014 I have had previous mammograms. One in 2008 and one in 2011, both were found to be normal.
 Asked: 11/15/2014 When the pathologist removes a tumor does breast cancer (or cancer in general) have a smell? If so, what does it smell like?
 Asked: 11/15/2014 I had a breast biospy done last month.
 Asked: 11/15/2014 Hello I''m 36 years old.My breast were always lumpy but I did ultrasound 2.5 years ago due to more pain upper part of my right...
 Asked: 11/15/2014 I am 40 yrs old and my mammogram showed calcification on my right breast.
 Asked: 11/15/2014 6 months ago I went in for a diagnostic mammogram for a lump in my left breast which turned out to be nothing.
 Asked: 11/11/2014 Does an BI-RADS 2 rating have ANY significance in terms of chances of malignancy? (What do the different BI-RADS ratings actually mean?) .
 Asked: 11/11/2014 Had quadrantectomy, clean margins, lymph nodes clear.
 Asked: 11/11/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy and the pathology report states: A.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I am 50 with no history of BC in family.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 Hi there. I had 2 breast biopsies done yesterday.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy yesterday to obtain samples of a cluster of calcifications.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 My breast biopsy came back positive for invasive ductal cancer.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I am 55 yrs old and had a mammogram which showed micro calcifications.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I had a biopsy done yesterday on my right breast due to a cluster of micro calcifications.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 Tumor biopsied was 8 mm invasive ductal carcinoma that is triple positive.
 Asked: 11/5/2014 I had a stereo-tactic biopsy for calcification on 9/22/2014.
 Asked: 11/3/2014 Hi I''m Carmen, 44 years old here is my biopsy report if you could enlighten me if this is benign or not: Diagnosis: Right Breast,...
 Asked: 11/3/2014 Recent mammogram showed two clusters of microcalcifications.
 Asked: 11/2/2014 I was diagnosed birad 4 at 1200 on left breast.
 Asked: 11/2/2014 After a mammogram 5 days ago a small cluster of microcalcification was found.
 Asked: 11/1/2014 I just asked a question regsrding false negative but also wondering the opposite about false positive.
 Asked: 11/1/2014 Can you explain what a false negative result is?
 Asked: 11/1/2014 My additional magnifications after a 3 D mammo showed an area in the right upper outer quadrant . They were described as being in the posterer...
 Asked: 11/1/2014 Hello.
 Asked: 11/1/2014 I was diagnosed 14 months ago with stage 1 grade 1 breast cancer with low onco score.
 Asked: 10/31/2014 Is iit common to have contradicting results where the ultrasound shows one thing and the biopsy shows opposite? That would require another biopsy to confirm...
 Asked: 10/31/2014 I recently had a breast biopsy, and the results came back.
 Asked: 10/31/2014 I have an oval mass measuring 8mm with associated fine pleomorphic calcifications witb linear distribution mildly clumped.
 Asked: 10/31/2014 I am a 63 year old woman with heterogeneously dense breast tissue. Pathology report of tissue from stereotactic core biopsy of my right breast done on...
 Asked: 10/31/2014 I was just informed they were doing a second core breast biopsy on the same tumour birad 4 to double check the result to insure...
 Asked: 10/30/2014 Prior to being on antibiotics for what i thought was a tooth issue i was getting severe hot flashes on and off all day.
 Asked: 10/30/2014 The repeat core biopsy is the same spot.
 Asked: 10/29/2014 Loosely grouped calcifications determined benign, can these possibly develop into malignancy if not surgically removed? .
 Asked: 10/29/2014 I had a clean mamagram 5 months ago but whe my left breast was bothering me i made an appointment with my dr.
 Asked: 10/29/2014 Found an irregular hypechoic mass in untrasound....states there is a small amount of internal vasularity noted on the color dopples images....what does this mean?
 Asked: 10/28/2014 Went today to have more detailed mammogram and ultrasound due to finding clusters of microcalcifications on standard mammogram.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 I had a mammogram and an ultrasound with this diagnosis Right mass vs cluster cysts 5 o''clock position, they want me to do a needle...
 Asked: 10/27/2014 I had a mammogram come back with questionable clusters of microcalcifications in right breast.
 Asked: 10/25/2014 I Had a Stereotactic needle biopsy for Microcalcifications L breast Grade 4, after procedure X-ray showed all were removed.
 Asked: 10/25/2014 Can an improperly done biopsy spread cancer cells? I was diagnosed with extensive DCIS Stage 1 cancer.
 Asked: 10/25/2014 I had a biopsy after mammograms showed micro-calsifications.
 Asked: 10/23/2014 core biopsy report is IDC 3 8+/6+/1+.
 Asked: 10/22/2014 On an average day, how many biopsies for breast calcifications are done in a typical health breast center?
 Asked: 10/22/2014 I have itching and slight tenderness in the spot where a titanium clip was inserted following a negative breast biopsy.
 Asked: 10/22/2014 Hello, I recently had a nipple biopsy, suspected Paget''s, and the Dr.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 Had a breast biopsy done for calcification came back normal, but am being sent for another one not quite sure why .
 Asked: 10/19/2014 I Ask question about excision biopsy which showed IDC grade2 and DCIS ,no clear margin.lump size 3.8x2x2, size of IDC not stated.age 34 How do we...
 Asked: 10/16/2014 I once did a breast biopsy one year ago and I am now pregnant and will deliver the baby at the end of the year.
 Asked: 10/16/2014 2 weeks ago, I had a core needle biopsy for microcalcifications.
 Asked: 10/16/2014 How can one determine their risk factor for getting breast cancer? I had Hodgkins disease as a child.
 Asked: 10/15/2014 BIRADS 4b Biopsy of breast and axilla lymph 4mm in size.
 Asked: 10/12/2014 I had a breast biopsy stereotactic this week because of microcalcifications, results "normal" the doctor said when she left a message.
 Asked: 10/10/2014 I had a stereotactic biopsy 2 days ago for microcalcifications.
 Asked: 10/9/2014 I am going in for a breast biopsy tomorrow morning.
 Asked: 10/9/2014 I had cancer in my right breast and an mri has detected a 5 mm enhancement in the left breast and I have a mri...
 Asked: 10/7/2014 I had a breast biopsy two weeks ago and the results were negative.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 Hello I asked a question on Oct 1, 2014 seemed as though got only half answered.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 I had a mammo done in February got a call that I needed a diagnostic mammo done..Both showed microcalcification right breast.Just went for 6 month...
 Asked: 10/4/2014 This is my 5th surgery of having lumps removed from breast, my question is why would the doctor period point blank tell me that I...
 Asked: 10/3/2014 My doctor called me today and said the preliminary results of my breast biopsy were back.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had a breast biopsy come back as ductal carcinoma pectoral cancer.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had a ultra sound assisted breast biopsy a few months ago.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had 2-3 biopsies one in 2005/2006 one core needle and one came back Atypical hyperplasia..watched every 3 to 6 months...all mammograms after came...
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Is it common practice to perform excisional biopsy after finding a palpable mass on mammogram and ultrasound results? Seems extreme.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had a mammogram/ ultrasound/MRI that showed mass right breast.
 Asked: 10/1/2014 Hello. Since having two stereotactic biopsies (10 days apart) my question is, 4 months post biopsy...does that breast feel different than the normal one? It just feels a little thicker or more bulky maybe but the normal one definately feels more squishier per say.
 Asked: 9/30/2014 Had Stereotactic Vacuum assisted biopsy 6/2011, inserted thru the areola near nipple during procedure the vacuum caught an artery and tore thru the areola
 Asked: 9/30/2014 I am 22 years old. Around the middle of July, I noticed an itch in my left breast.
 Asked: 9/27/2014 I had an excisional biopsy performed today by a reputable general surgeon.
 Asked: 9/27/2014 Thank you for your response. Now I''m a little worried because the Dr.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 Hello. I had a stereotactic biopsy almost 4 months ago.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 Right breast lump: Fibrocystic disease of the breast with papillomatous proliferation in some of the ducts (benign) is found in histopathology report.
 Asked: 9/25/2014 hi. my mother is 64 years old. she experienced a lump in her left breast approximately 4 months. she had her first baby in the age of 20...
 Asked: 9/23/2014 Please advise - suppose to have aspiration Monday. I am 60, I have no insurance, living off my savings.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 How reliable is the onco score and does size of tumor effect the score? Also, I am 96% estrogen positve and 69% progesterone positve.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 Had my breast biopsy on 9/3. I went to my appt with the breast specialist yesterday, but results are not back.
 Asked: 9/22/2014 I am almost 68 and have fibrocystic breasts.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 I underwent a stereotactic biopsy which diagnosed high grade stage 0 DCIS.
 Asked: 9/15/2014 on pathology results what is focal intraductal proliferation with severe cautery artefact?
 Asked: 9/13/2014 I forgot to ask my surgeon this question.
 Asked: 9/11/2014 I had a 9mm spot show up on my mammogram and on spot compression and ultrasound.
 Asked: 9/9/2014 Had mammogram and ultrasound. Due to changes from last year, Following an ultrasound, it was suggested I have biopsy.
 Asked: 9/8/2014 I am so upset! I had an excisional biopsy done at a renowned teaching hospital.
 Asked: 9/7/2014 Lumpectomy for stage 1 grade 1 breast cancer last year.

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