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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|01/14/2005||I recently received the results of my stereotactic biopsy. The microcalicificatons they found on my second mammogram were the reason for the biopsy, they are located at 6:00. The results were I have fibro cysts AND focal atypical hyperplasia duct &lobe. I'm scheduled to see the breast surgeons about a lumpectomy. What should ask them? AND my General Practioneer said that this still is good news. I know it's not cancerous. Once the tissue is removed what is the probabilty of it coming back or going to the other breast? Becoming cancerous? Would I need to do radiation or chemotherapy? What's really scary is my armpits hurt.Thanks|
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|01/14/2005||you should be seeing the breast surgeon for an open surgical biopsy--not a lumpectomy which implies the surgery is FOR breast cancer. you don't have that diagnosis yet. so ask the doctor how many patients he takes care of a year with this. does he specialize in breast cancer. where will the incision be made, estimation of how much tissue will be removed, and such.|
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