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 Asked: 4/4/2009 I had a probably benign finding from a u/s guided needle core biopsy in 10/2006.
 Asked: 4/4/2009 I am going to a surgeon on Monday.
 Asked: 3/29/2009 Hi, one more question following question number 1..
 Asked: 3/29/2009 Hi, I''m 22 this year and have 3 lumps in my left breast.
 Asked: 3/28/2009 I had an excisional breast biopsy on 3/20/09.the results came back as benign breast w/non-proliferative fibrocystic change-microcalcification present,as well as minimal focal proliferative fibrocystic change(duct...
 Asked: 3/9/2009 The diagnosis of my breast biopsy states: Fibrocystic changes (intraductal hyperplasia, columnar cell change, duct ectasia with colloid/musinous changes of the stroma, fibrosis and microcalcifications
 Asked: 3/9/2009 I am 52 years postmenopausal. At an annual mammogram, calcifications against the chest wall were noted.
 Asked: 3/8/2009 I had a stereotactic biopsy 4 years ago.
 Asked: 3/9/2009 i am 39 yrs old, 2 children both breast fed.
 Asked: 3/1/2009 Please explain micromets? When these are found in lymphnodes,how is this different from actual cancer cells or tumors? Thank you for your help..
 Asked: 3/1/2009 to my question #2.the mammogram was done after my 1st biospy, showing that i had alot more calcifications after 8 were removed.but after my surgeon...
 Asked: 2/28/2009 Hi, I had open breast biopsy on the left side breast, the place had been but is just left side under arm pit.
 Asked: 2/28/2009 i was dx with high grade comedo dcis.
 Asked: 2/22/2009 45-year old Asian here. Thanks so much for your prompt response.
 Asked: 2/22/2009 HELLO! I WAS HERE EARLIER, I HAVE MORE INFORMATION.THE SPECIMEN WAS 5.5CM, IN GREATEST DIMENSION, AGGREGATE OF YELLOW TAN FIBROFATTY TISSUE CORES.
 Asked: 2/21/2009 Please help me to understand my biopsy.
 Asked: 2/16/2009 can you tell what would cause dcis to be neither er negative or er positive.
 Asked: 2/14/2009 Hi, I''m 25 and I recently accidentally found a large lump in my left breast.
 Asked: 2/14/2009 In December I found a pea sized lump in my breast.
 Asked: 2/14/2009 i''m 48, possibly postmenopausal. Digital mammogram revealed a cluster of 3 calcifications.
 Asked: 2/9/2009 31 yr old with maternal history of breast cancer has 2 inch lump with granulation not seen on mammogram or ultra sound, but found on mri.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 My OB-Gyn found a small palpable breast mass.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 first of all thank you so much for this site.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 I had a mammotome in September 2005 and the lab report came back saying dilated ducts with focal apocrine metaplasia.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 what are the physical differences between paget''s disease of the nipple and nipple adenoma and melanoma of the nipple.
 Asked: 1/25/2009 Microcalcifications seen in post breat-cancer mammogram. The doctors decided to biopsy it but said they could not get enough tissue so to follow up again in another six months.
 Asked: 1/25/2009 Was diagnosed with dcis pathology report after partial mast.
 Asked: 1/25/2009 My mother is having a core needle biopsy done because of an asymmetric mass on her left breast.
 Asked: 1/24/2009 Thanks for the quick answer. Can you tell me if a lactating adenoma can return after a lumpectomy? I know you said the lump could be old milk but was curious if it could also be the same as what was taken out.
 Asked: 1/24/2009 I am 43 yrs old and just had a digital mammogram, us and biopsy.
 Asked: 1/24/2009 I am Question no 5 as of this moment (51 year old, etc ) Got biopsy results today: invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 1, size is .4 cm.
 Asked: 1/24/2009 I just had a breast reduction about 2 weeks ago.
 Asked: 1/23/2009 My wife just had a Stereotactic Biopsy for microcalcifications.
 Asked: 1/23/2009 I am 26 and had a lump appear during breastfeeding almost a year ago.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 Thank you very much for your quick response to my question.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 I am having a breast biopsy on Tuesday.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 I am a 51 year old who went in for annual mammogram, ended up going back for diagnostic and then ultra sound and am working with Dr.
 Asked: 1/17/2009 I recently had a stereotactic biopsy of my left breast.
 Asked: 1/11/2009 Hello. My Wife recently was diagnosed with microcalcifications in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast.
 Asked: 1/11/2009 I am 47 years old with no history of family breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 Dear Sir, Madam In April 2007, I woke-up one day with a sore reddish nipple in the right breast.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 Hi In may I had excisional biopsy for two areas in left breast- results b9 but with ALH.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 I had a breast surgical/ wire local done yesterday and while in the Radiology room saw the mamogram which showed the entire aerola area as...
 Asked: 1/12/2009 Thank you for your help over the last few weeks.
 Asked: 1/3/2009 I am 43 years old and just diagnosed with Breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/28/2008 I had a mastectomy and the pathology revealed a 6mm well differentiated IDC and a 15mm ILC.
 Asked: 12/28/2008 I am 48 years old, sister deceased from BC, first time in our family.
 Asked: 12/27/2008 Hi Lillie, I just had an excisional biopsy after numerous tests and a stereotactic biopsy.
 Asked: 12/27/2008 cancer diagnosed in 1/08 back for mamo and ultrasound 12/08 and radiologist recommends surgical biopsy for 3 " leison- not palpable and hard to view-...
 Asked: 12/27/2008 I have recently been diagnosed with Paget''s disease of nipple.
 Asked: 12/21/2008 Sorry if this question came through twice, or in the wrong forum.....
 Asked: 12/20/2008 hello Lillie.Thank you for my many questions answered.
 Asked: 12/14/2008 Hi, Doctor, I had breast biopsy(left) 4 months ago, doctor removed some tissue and one cys because it''s hard.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 Had small inflamed nodule on aerola looked like an irriatation, it was gone in two days, had mamo on aug.22 and had birad2.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 I recently had a breast biopsy. The diagnosis as written is as follows: The specimen consists of hemorrhagic benign breast tissue with one tiny focus of encapsulated cellular spindle cell proliferation with prominent vascularity.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 Hi, I recently had a mammotome procedure.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 i had a MAMOGRAM DONE LAST YEAR AND THEY SAW A LYMPH NODE IN LARGED AND CALLED ME BACK FOR A SECOND AND LET IT GO.
 Asked: 11/17/2008 Originally I had a lumpectomy which resulted in a dx of widespread foci of micopapillary dcis (Grade 2), along with foci of adh.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 I was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 My Mammotome biopsy says that I have intralobular fibrosis ad cystic apocrine metaplasia.
 Asked: 10/26/2008 I have been told that I am to have the following done on Thursday the 30th.
 Asked: 10/25/2008 Hi.I need to undergo a stereotactic biopsy, not available in my country (madagascar).
 Asked: 10/19/2008 Hi Lillie, Thanks so much for having this site and taking the time to answer questions.
 Asked: 10/19/2008 I found a lump in my breast.
 Asked: 10/18/2008 I am worried about a core needle biopsy that I am having Monday.
 Asked: 10/18/2008 I recently had a mammogram that showed dense tissue.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 hello, thanks for answering my question about the accuracy of core needle biopsies last week.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 Hi there im 26 yrs old no known history of bc in the family about 12 weeks ago i noticed my right breast was a...
 Asked: 10/6/2008 Ms Shockney, I am 52 yrs old and recently had my yearly mammo which was negative followed my my usual US (for dense tissue) .
 Asked: 10/4/2008 Hi. I had a core needle biopsy that confirmed what the ultrasound indicated...that I have a fibroadenoma.
 Asked: 10/3/2008 I was told approximately a month ago that I needed a breast biopsy due to an abnormal cluster of microcalcifications to the left breast that...
 Asked: 9/29/2008 I''m going to have a Mammotome biopsy this Thursday for my own peace of mind.
 Asked: 9/27/2008 Is there any "standard of care" regarding length of time from an abnormal mammogram to the actual biopsy? I have to wait one month to...
 Asked: 9/27/2008 hi.. i am a post-graduate student in apthology.
 Asked: 9/13/2008 I am 48 and have had mammograms since I was 36 (I have a sister that had BC at 43).
 Asked: 9/13/2008 I am 38 years old. I have had 3 mammograms since the age of 32.
 Asked: 9/10/2008 I had a needle biopsy, because of 1 tiny spot of calcification seen on the mamogram.
 Asked: 9/7/2008 I just had a stereotactic biopsy. They inserted the titanium metal clip.
 Asked: 9/7/2008 My breast biopsy showed a low grade phyllodes tumor and a re-excision was preformed.
 Asked: 9/7/2008 hello, i''m a 32 y/o woman w/ no family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/7/2008 Hi I''m a 32 year old mother with three children under three and last week I diagnosed with high-grade DCIS, predominantly solid with focal areas...
 Asked: 8/24/2008 I am wondering about mammotome biopsy for a birads 4....
 Asked: 8/10/2008 I was diagnosed with Focal Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and flat epithelial atypia,proliferative fibrostic changes including complex sclerosing adenosis, florid ductal hyperplasia, papillomatosis with fibrosis, cyst...
 Asked: 8/9/2008 My wife is 46 with a family history of ovarian cancer (mother age 54) and breast cancer (sister age 34) with her sister having a...
 Asked: 8/2/2008 I experienced paralyzing anxiety during the mammogram-ultrasound-biopsy-finding out results sequence.
 Asked: 7/20/2008 I recently had a open wire biopsy.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I had stage 1, grade 1 IDC back in September with lumpectomy, radiation, and tamoxifen as treatment.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I am 45 years old, with no family history, but have done 3 rounds of IVF 7 years ago.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I e-mailed an core biopsy question earlier but the correct question is: could rigorous exercise a few days after a Mammotome biopsy cause cancer to...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Hi, I am having a stereotactic vacuum asisted biopsy this coming week on a cluster of microcalcifications- questions being, I received implants one year ago...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 I am 37 and had some pain in my left breast and felt it and noticed a lump.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Lillie - I just found out that a friend in another state had a biopsy/lumpectomy several months ago and cancer was found.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 When a core biopsy is done. Do cancer cells that are invasive "outside" of the duct look different from those that are contained "in situ" in the duct? I was wondering how they can be distinguised.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Greetings. 38 y.o.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Hi Lillie: I had IDC last year and a partial mastectomy.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 hi I was just diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/24/2008 I was diagnosed with 2 fibroadenomas in my right breast 18 months ago (diagnosed by sight on ultrasound, no biopsy done).
 Asked: 5/24/2008 I had stereotactic biopsy on L breast 2 months ago.
 Asked: 5/16/2008 I recently had my first mammogram and I had two clusters of microcalcifications bi-rad 4.
 Asked: 5/13/2008 A cluster of about 5 microcalcifications were found on my annual mammogram.
 
 
 
 
 

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