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 Asked: 4/24/2015 I had a stereo biopsy Wednesday the 22 and my question is why did they insert that if nothing is there It''s kinda puzzling me .
 Asked: 4/24/2015 Right axilla, lymph node biopsy. Diagnosis detached fragments of carcinoma with mucinous features.No lymphoid tissue is identified in this tissue sample.What does this mean? My mother is 91 recently told she has hormone estrogen and progesterone cancer in both breast .One tumor is 2 c.She is currently on hormone therapy.Do you agree.
 Asked: 4/23/2015 I had a excisional biopsy of my breast done yesterday (subareolar microcalcifications).
 Asked: 4/16/2015 I am a 52 yr old going through menopause at this time.
 Asked: 4/16/2015 I had steriotatic breast biopsy of my right breast in December 2014.
 Asked: 4/14/2015 I had a needle core biopsy of my left breast and they said it was consistent with a phyllodes tumor.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I was told this morning that I need a biopsy due to micro-calcifications.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I was scheduled for a stereotactic biopsy today due to the following findings on my mammogram:Magnified mammogram showed a cluster of linear rod like microcalcifications...
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I had a stereotactic breast biopsy 1 week ago...the nurse warned I would have bleeding, pain and bruising.
 Asked: 4/11/2015 Magnified mammogram showed a cluster of linear rod like microcalcifications near lumpectomy scar Birad 4.
 Asked: 4/11/2015 Report says grouped round and punctate microcalcifications occupying segment of approximately 3 mm.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 Had a mammogram that showed microcalcification that was not on previous one from 1-1/2 yrs ago.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 My 68 yr old mother found a lump in her right breast.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 I had my excisional wire guided breast biopsy today.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 What does a BiRads 0 mean ??
 Asked: 4/7/2015 I am 34 yr old and the recent Ultrasound found a 0.9 cm nodule on the left breast.
 Asked: 4/7/2015 I''m 31 and I just had a biopsy done on a mass that has been there for 4 months.
 Asked: 4/4/2015 I was diagnosed at age 41 with 1.2cm grade II DCIS in left breast.
 Asked: 4/4/2015 My biopsy came back and It says.
 Asked: 4/3/2015 I had a biopsy done in October 2014.
 Asked: 4/3/2015 My sister has four microcalcifications in one breast and one in the other breast.
 Asked: 4/2/2015 After MRI guided biopsy it was determined that I have one papilloma.
 Asked: 4/2/2015 I''m 43 yrs old had a biopsy done today, after pressing the Doctor about what she saw on ultrasound mammogram she said looks like cancer...
 Asked: 3/31/2015 Mammogram came back BiRads 4 suspicious abnormality...pleomorphic calcifications on the left breast.
 Asked: 3/30/2015 I am having a biopsy on micro calcifications in my left breast.
 Asked: 3/30/2015 Had 3 follow up mammos on Friday on a callback from a week prior.
 Asked: 3/30/2015 I was just diagnosed with DCIS after a previous DCIS diagnosis 8 yrs ago.
 Asked: 3/30/2015 I am scheduled for a stereotactic biopsy tomorrow but I am concerned about the potential possibility of neck pain.
 Asked: 3/29/2015 My last mammogram and ultrasound resulted in a breast density of "scattered fibroglanular".
 Asked: 3/28/2015 I had a core needle breast biopsy of both breast back in April of last year.
 Asked: 3/24/2015 What has the better prognostic value.....onco score or Nottingham score? Thank you for this invaluable service..
 Asked: 3/22/2015 I have a microcalcification cluster in my left breast.
 Asked: 3/22/2015 I was diagnosed with stage 1 triple negative breast cancer in August., had a lumpectomy, 8 chemo treatments and will finish 30 radiation treatments on...
 Asked: 3/18/2015 I will need to undergo a surgical excision breast biopsy for microcalcifications.
 Asked: 3/17/2015 I had an excisional biopsy due to calcifications near a lymph node because the stereotactic biopsy didn''t work due to location.
 Asked: 3/17/2015 Small focus of invasive ductal carcinoma in a background of dcis.
 Asked: 3/17/2015 Are there any studies with differences in breast biopsy results and when in your menstrual cycle the biopsy was taken? .
 Asked: 3/16/2015 Ihad core biopsy Results of ER+100%, PR+5%, HER2 neg, grade 3/3 Oncotype #42, recommending chemo + Hormonal therapy I was suggested treatment of chemo, radiation and...
 Asked: 3/15/2015 I am 55 was diagnosed with stage 3 aggresive cancer at 48 had 2 lumpectomies 18ymph glands remove 4 had cancer spread and 6...
 Asked: 3/15/2015 I am 55 was diagnosed with stage 3 aggressive cancer at 48 had 2 lumpectomies 18ymph glands remove 4 had cancer spread and 6...
 Asked: 3/15/2015 My titanium marker can be felt after biopsy performed in November and sometimes causes pain.
 Asked: 3/12/2015 I have microcalcifications that are too superficial for a stereotactic biopsy per radiologist.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I had a routine mammogram done and the findings were: The breast tiss is heterogeneously dense, which could obscure detection of small masses.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 I had stereotactic biopsies in 2011 of tiny dot calcifications in my left breast.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 I am a 56 year old female (post menopausal) just diagnosed with DCIS, intermediate growth rate, tumor approx.
 Asked: 3/8/2015 I was just diagnosed with breast cancer from calcifications in my right breast.
 Asked: 3/8/2015 I am schedule to have a breast MRI biopsy at noon on Monday. I took 2 aspirins and one 10mm Lipitor Saturday at noon.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 Digital Mammogram (1/27/15) of left breast revealed architectural distortion at 1 o''clock position.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 Hi Lillie. Thank you for helping all of us! I''m confused because I had a stereotactic biopsy with 3 samples taken on 1/29.
 Asked: 3/5/2015 I am a 43 year old woman.
 Asked: 3/3/2015 Thank you Ms. Shockney and volunteers for responding to my questions and all our questions.
 Asked: 3/3/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast 4 years ago, I just had a core biopsy on my left breast and the report...
 Asked: 3/1/2015 Hello Ms. Shockney, I have a strong history of cancer (mother, sister, grandmother, aunt) plus extremely dense breasts.
 Asked: 2/27/2015 I am 35 years old ,I went for my first ever mammogram 2 weeks ago and had to go back for ultra sound on right...
 Asked: 2/27/2015 On 10/17/14 I received the following mammography report: MAMMOGRAPHY DIAGNOSTI RIGHT 3D TOMOSYNTHESIS WITH CAD History: Potentially suspicious microcalcifications in the right breast on recnt screening...
 Asked: 2/24/2015 Had an extensional biopsy on 02/19/15 on the upper outer quadrant of left breast.
 Asked: 2/24/2015 I had a Core Needle Biopsy on my right breast a month ago.
 Asked: 2/23/2015 Is it possible after being treated for invasive ductal carcinoma to have inflamation breast cancer show up in the same breast.
 Asked: 2/22/2015 What would lead to a more favorable outcome....a 1.3 cm tumor with onco score of 8 or .7mm tumor with onco score of 16 with all else being equal.
 Asked: 2/22/2015 Good afternoon, My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 I am going to give a short summary on what has happened since then...
 Asked: 2/22/2015 Is it still normal for the pain to be constant? I have a ridge going from where the incision was made and it goes completely down to bottom of breast.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 I had a strict attic breast Steriotactic breast biopsy on a large Mico calcification over 3 months ago and I still have sharp pains and...
 Asked: 2/21/2015 Had lumpectomy 8days ago. Had to send specimen out for second opinion.
 Asked: 2/20/2015 Is bi rad 5 bad?
 Asked: 2/20/2015 Had a biopsy left breast yesterday. The doctor told me prior that when he was finished he would tell me what his thoughts were.
 Asked: 2/20/2015 I was diagnosed with Focal Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia.
 Asked: 2/18/2015 Fine needle aspiration biopsy on 2/10/15. Final diagnostic interpretation: Groups and clusters of atypical ductal epithelial and apocrine cells.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 Core Biopsy #1 showed no cancer. Core Biopsy #2, a week later, showed DCIS in RT breast.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 Hello, I just got the following biopsy report - Breast, left periareolar, excisional biopsy, benign proliferative breast tissue including multiple ruptured cysts with associated histiocytic...
 Asked: 2/17/2015 Focal assume try left breast at 12 oclock slightly medial.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 I had a stereotactic biopsy done is Sept for calcifications.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 ER IPOX (Clone:SP1). Positive.
 Asked: 2/14/2015 I had breast cancer. In biopsy I had ER 6%, PR 0%, HER-2/neu.
 Asked: 2/14/2015 Have received the following results concerning my mammography...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 I just had a US guided biopsy and the results were benign.
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I just had a stereotactic Biopsy because of calcifications found in my left breast.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 I had a biopsy done on a lump in early January.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 I am scheduled for a Bc-619 MG-vac Asst biopsy, Clip, Diag Digial Mammo & spec X-ray, left For califications appearing on mammogram.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 Relatively speaking and to help me better understand onco it better to have a 1 cm tumor and onco score of 17 or a...
 Asked: 2/11/2015 I am 1 year out from lumpectomy stage I 1 grade1 with radiation behind me and am on anastrozole with 96% estrogen and 69% progesteron.
 Asked: 2/11/2015 I had an MRI and a 2nd Mammogram, and thought the MRI was to replace the Mammogram, however the MRI results are clear no sign...
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Is the only way to have a sterotactic breast biopsy by laying on a table? I have scoliosis and cannot lay on my stomach..
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I had a sterotactic biopsy 12/16/14 and results were benign! Recovery was fine.
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I had a mammogram that showed a cluster of fine pleomorphic calcification.
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS with a small amount of micro invasion in November 2010…I had a lumpectomy, 7 weeks of radiation, and have been...
 Asked: 2/7/2015 Good Evening, I''m 52, post menopausal with no hormone replacement for over 8 years and scheduled for a biopsy next week for a very superficial...
 Asked: 2/4/2015 Hello. I had a "Successful stereotactic-guided right breast biopsy of microcalcifications of suspicion with clip placement" on 1/29/15.
 Asked: 2/3/2015 In May I had a Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, I am now experiencing sharp burning pain where they actually went in and if touched it feels...
 Asked: 2/2/2015 After biopsy lab has asked for immuniostain test if required?? Does it mean they have found Cancer or does it mean they are trying to find...
 Asked: 2/1/2015 Hi, I had a Spot Compression mammogram done on 1/9/15.
 Asked: 2/1/2015 On Friday my radiologist called to inform me that the MRI guided.
 Asked: 2/1/2015 Do all microcalcifications need to be biopsied? I got a mammo callback due to microcalcifications that could be deodorant, but I don''t wear deodorant...
 Asked: 1/31/2015 I had a stereotactic core needle biopsy done recently because of calcifications that appeared in my mammogram.
 Asked: 1/30/2015 I had a mammogram done in June of 2014, needed to go for more views and ultrasound in July 2014 .
 Asked: 1/29/2015 I had two stereotactic biopsies one week apart because the first one went wrong.
 Asked: 1/28/2015 I had an ultrasound guided breast biopsy on Monday...tomorrow I have a post biopsy mammogram scheduled.
 Asked: 1/27/2015 My mammogram showed a 1/2 inch abnormality that disappears on ultrasound.
 Asked: 1/27/2015 Thank you for this service. 68 yr old female...mother died of breast/bone cancer at 56.
 Asked: 1/27/2015 I had a dx mammo on l breast with resulting pleomorphic calcifications in the upper right quadrant, close to lymph, RADS4.
 Asked: 1/27/2015 Hello i did my mammogram and they found microcalcifications we did a core needle biobsy guided by a mammogram .

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