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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/19/2004||I have two spots in my breast that appeared on my yearly mamagram. I had to have a S-core biopsy for them. One near the chest wall turned out to be invasive ductal carcinoma. The other one near the nipple was inconclusive and the result wasn't reliable. My surgeon now wants me to have the wire localization for the second one to determine if it's actually cancerous and what type of surgery I should have since he wants to try to save my breast. They say the wire localization and surgical biopsy will feel the same as the core biopsy with local anthesthisa. However, I found the biopsy very uncomfortable and scary. I don't think that local completely deaden's the area. I'm afraid of the pain, but I don't want to be put to sleep for this either. How should I approach my surgeon with this?|
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|11/22/2004||Ask him how your pain will be managed. the wire localzation is usually tolerated well with local anesthetic to place the wire and from there you go to surgery. the medicines given during surgery will result in you not hurting during that part of the procedure. i think you will be surprised that this isn't as difficult as the biopsy was.|
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