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 Asked: 3/23/2006 Im a 39 years old , female who found a lump on my breast.After a needle aspiration the preliminary results : "Atypical cells",they also performed...
 Asked: 3/22/2006 I am 43. I had a baseline mammogram at age 35, then began annual mammograms at 40.
 Asked: 3/22/2006 Question 1: I had a needle biopsy and the report states the right breast shows intraductal papilloma containing calcifications and focal lobular hyperplasia
 Asked: 3/22/2006 My question is regarding needle location. Can you please explain the mechanics behind the locking mechanicism in the needle.
 Asked: 3/21/2006 Just had VAD core biopsy. Pathology states fibrosis, adenosis, focal infiltrated composed of histiocytic& multinucleated giant cells, microcalcifications in benign terminal ducts.
 Asked: 3/22/2006 It has been ten days since I had a stereotactic core biopsy.
 Asked: 3/21/2006 I had a stereotactic biopsy last Friday to investigate a cluster of microcalc.
 Asked: 3/22/2006 Recently underwent a lumpectomy, waiting on biopsy report.
 Asked: 3/21/2006 Lillie you have been so good to me.
 Asked: 3/21/2006 Hello, I''m 31 Caucasian F. I''m scheduled for an excisional biopsy in the next few weeks for a fibroadenoma that I''ve had since I was about 17.
 Asked: 3/20/2006 Thank you for taking my question. Two months ago I had a stereotactic biopsy with clip inserted.
 Asked: 3/20/2006 Hello! I would like to know how much is the average doctor''s fee for steriotactic breast biopsy.Does this fee double when two areas of the...
 Asked: 3/20/2006 Results of stereotactic core biopsy of my right breast done on 3/8/06: Intraductal carcinoma in-situ with necrosis and solid features.
 Asked: 3/20/2006 I had a recent diagnotic mammogram done at Methodist Hospital in Houston to check on a very small lump I had found.
 Asked: 3/19/2006 On a manual exam, a harder small lump was found.
 Asked: 3/19/2006 50 yr old premenopausal female. Results of stereotactic biopsy on 020206 were intermediate grade DCIS with necrosis (detected by mammography - microcalcifications, 3cm area).
 Asked: 3/19/2006 Could you please comment on what approach Hopkins takes to the evaluation of pleomorphic LCIS with necrosis.
 Asked: 3/19/2006 okay seven weeks after stereo tactic biopsy still have a quarter size lump and some light bruising..Is this lump common..
 Asked: 3/19/2006 Hi, what''s p53: over-expressed means? Is this a good or bad thing to have? Thanks.
 Asked: 3/19/2006 I just had a core stereotaxic biopsy with insertion of a titanium chip to mark the "problem tissue" in my left breast - luckily the...
 Asked: 3/10/2006 I am a 41 yr old male.
 Asked: 3/10/2006 Hello again, I wrote and received a responce from you on 3/07/06 is was question # 40, My results came back, Doctor called me last night.
 Asked: 3/10/2006 What does this diagnosis mean: Fibrocystic changes including adenosis,sclerosing adenosis and stromal fibrosis.
 Asked: 3/10/2006 Left breast, stereotactic neeedle biopies report: Small focus of high atypical ductal hyperplasia, see comment benign breast tissue with fibrocystic change and multifocal microcalcifications
 Asked: 3/10/2006 Here is my Biopsy result and I''m concerned because I have a mother who had breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/10/2006 Thank you for your response to my previous question.
 Asked: 3/9/2006 I had a stereotactic breast biopsy done eight months ago.
 Asked: 3/9/2006 please tell me if grade 3 cells in fibrocystic mastopathy proliferative is an indicator of cancer.
 Asked: 3/9/2006 thank you for your quick response to my original question.
 Asked: 3/8/2006 I saw surgeon this Monday and he scheduled me for stereotactic biopsy this Friday.
 Asked: 3/8/2006 my breast biopsy path report states fibrocystic mastopathy, proliferative with focal moderate ductal hyperplasia, adenosis, cysts,patchy secretory change, stromalfibrosis and numerous microclcifications
 Asked: 3/8/2006 I had biopsy that revealed low grade DCIS and ADH and rare microcalcifications from one hospital.
 Asked: 3/7/2006 I am 48 and had a diagnostic mammogram and u/s done last week after I felt a lump in left breast.
 Asked: 3/7/2006 I am a forty-seven year old premenopausal woman.
 Asked: 3/7/2006 OK. Is lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS) "cancer" or "not cancer".
 Asked: 3/6/2006 I would just like to say thank you for having this site.
 Asked: 3/6/2006 Hi. I am 36yr old white female that just received the following path report from my Mammotome of R breast microcalcifications (done on 3/2): 2.0x2.0x0.3 cm aggregate tissue cores.
 Asked: 3/6/2006 I am 36 and had my baseline mammogram done 1 month ago.
 Asked: 3/6/2006 Can you tell your thoughts on a mammatome biopsy? We have been watching a cystic area for a year or so now.
 Asked: 3/6/2006 I had a mamogram in december 2005 in San Diego and the doctor said results were normal to repeat in a year.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 hi I am 38 no family history had abnormal mammo BI-rad 0 then Us bi-rad 4A ( the lump had some blood flow ) most...
 Asked: 3/5/2006 On 2/14/06 I had a stereotactic biopsy with some bleeding during the procedure.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 I''ve had continuous cysts, calcifications, fibroadenomas in one breast & 2 prior cores.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 I am a 25 year old healty woman with no history of breast cancer in my family.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 In April of 2005 I had 6 rounds of TAC for Invasive Lobe Ca.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 I hate to bother again but when will this lump from hematoma from a month ago stereotactic biopsy go away Im starting to get nervous here.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 I had a breast biopsy that turned out benign 2 years ago.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 In 2004 I had a core biopsy of what turned out to be a fibroadenoma.
 Asked: 3/3/2006 I just had a stereo-tactic core biopsy.
 Asked: 3/3/2006 Wondering. I recently had a pathology report that came back that I had very early carcinoma in situ.
 Asked: 3/3/2006 I had Extensive DCIS in my right breast which ended up in a Bi-lateral Mastectomy after 2 previous surgeries didn''t remove all the DCIS.
 Asked: 3/2/2006 In 10/99 I had saline implants placed under the muscle.
 Asked: 3/1/2006 Had stereotactic biopsy one month ago ..still have a knot the size of a walnut..will this ever subside..Thisis a kind of wierd side effect, I...
 Asked: 3/1/2006 I am currently being treated at a comprehensive cancer center for my IBC.
 Asked: 3/1/2006 Annual mammogram showed in the left breast 1 cm in the middle depth of the medial region seen on cranicaudal view only appears not readily...
 Asked: 3/1/2006 We received a call from a 52 year old Spanish speaking woman.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 Hi, I''m a 37 year old that just had a breast biospy and very confused the report states Rt breast invasive ductual carcinoma, grade 3,...
 Asked: 2/28/2006 I am still waiting for my official post-op visit.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 ok, can a sterotactic core biopsy contribute to IDC by damaging the duct walls?
 Asked: 2/28/2006 I recently read a study suggesting that if the area of calcifications is 5cm, excisional biopsy and not stereotactic is recommended.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 What does "Lymphatic/vascular invasion not identified" mean.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 You recently answered a question I asked about whether I should have a lump removed or just monitored.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 Hi. Phatology report after a lumpectomy and axillary lymph nodes.
 Asked: 2/28/2006 I underwent a stereotactic biopsy on 2/3/06 and the results came back as no cancerous or pre-cancerous tissue, but atypical tissue with the pathologist recommending...
 Asked: 2/28/2006 I had a biopsy 6 months ago after finding a lump in my left breast.
 Asked: 2/27/2006 I will be having an MRI needle biopsy soon.
 Asked: 2/27/2006 I am a 37 yo with no history of breast problems and one aunt who had BC when she was 65 yo.
 Asked: 2/27/2006 I am 31 years old. My breast biopsy of 2 masses in my right breast in 1998 showed sclerosing adenosis.
 Asked: 2/26/2006 I am breastfeeding and had a fibroadenoma removed 3 weeks ago.
 Asked: 2/26/2006 43yr old with dense breast tissue and hx mother breast cancer x2, 20 yrs apart, different kinds, one DCIS and Infiltrating DCIS, other?
 Asked: 2/26/2006 had stereotactic biopsy and hematoma now for three weeks..what can I do to resolve the hematoma, faster..its down some but breast is still lightly discolored.why...
 Asked: 2/26/2006 My mammagram results indicated I had 2 areas of pleomorphic microcalcifications in my right breast (close together - by the nipple).
 Asked: 2/25/2006 I had an excisional biopsy with wire loc 3 days ago.
 Asked: 2/25/2006 I am supposed to be getting a biopsy on a lump in my breast that is not showing up on mammogram or ultrasound on Monday.
 Asked: 2/25/2006 I just went to the breast surgeon today regarding a lump that has been watched about a year.
 Asked: 2/25/2006 Hi, I had an excisional biopsy of two lumps (one on either side) last Monday (so five days ago).
 Asked: 2/24/2006 I had a mammogram done on 2/13/06 for what I thought was a lump on my right breast turned out to be fine.
 Asked: 2/24/2006 I recently had a breast biopsy. They removed the 2cm lump and some surrounding tissue.
 Asked: 2/24/2006 I know I asked before but why does it take so long for the hematoma from a stereotactic biopsy to dissolve or go down..Thank you.
 Asked: 2/24/2006 You answered a question for me yesterday but I do not think I asked the right question.
 Asked: 2/24/2006 I found a lump on my right breast in December and asked for an early checkup (mammogram) at the breast center.
 Asked: 2/24/2006 51 years old. Diagnosed with Stage IIb DCIS Grade 3, ER-,her2-, 1 Sentinal node positive, 1/14 nodes, Ki-67 40%.
 Asked: 2/23/2006 I am a 58 year old female.
 Asked: 2/23/2006 What an amazing resource here! Went in for routine Mammo.
 Asked: 2/23/2006 I had a stereotactic breast biopsy for microcalcifications in late December 2005.
 Asked: 2/23/2006 The radiologist who read my mammogram indicated I need to do a biopsy because I have micro calcifications.
 Asked: 2/23/2006 I had breast cancer 17 years ago.
 Asked: 2/22/2006 I had a breast biopsy three weeks ago stereotactic, and had a hematoma, its still got a lump there how long will it take to resolve...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 I am 46 years old and had an excisional surgical breast biopsy with a localized needle two weeks ago because the surgeon needed a good...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 How often to ultrasounds and fine needle aspirations miss breast cancers? I had an ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration both come back negative, but...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 I am 46 and will be undergoing a core needle biopsy for what the radiologists are calling "most likely a complicated cyst or fibroendenoma" at...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 What are the advantages/disadvantages between sterotactic breast biopsy and mammotome? What is the gold standard?
 Asked: 2/22/2006 I just got a call from my drs office.
 Asked: 2/22/2006 I''m 46, pre-menopausal, although periods have been very heavy for the last 6 months, occuring very regularily every 28 days with one day of breakthrough...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 My final diagnosis of a recent core needle biopsy follows: "Breast, Right, 6 o''clock position, core needle biospsy:Intraductal Papilloma." CLINICAL INFORMATION:"46 yr-old female with nonpalpable...
 Asked: 2/21/2006 I am 40 years old and had a stereotactic breast biopsy done several weeks ago.
 Asked: 2/21/2006 Firstly, thank you for this service. I had a stereotactic biopsy results as follows: "Infiltrating Mammary carcinoma with intermediate nuclear grade and predominately ductal features with areas suggesting a lobular component with calcifications.
 Asked: 2/21/2006 2 1/2 weeks ago I had a core biopsy on my left breast in which I have had a lump for around 6 years.
 Asked: 2/21/2006 IF A SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY AND EXCISIONAL BIOPSY ARE DONE AT THE SAME TIME, CAN A MALIGNANCY BE DETERMINED WHILE THE PAIENT IS UNDER ANESTHESIA?
 Asked: 2/21/2006 Hi and thanks,Surgical Path report from stereotactic vacuum lg core biopsy.Histologic sectiions show two foci of atypical ductal hyperplasia with cribriform (A3)and micropapillary architecture (A4)
 
 
 
 
 

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