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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|01/14/2005||I just had an ultrasound that revealed a 1.0x0.6 cm hypoechoic nodule in my left breast. The reading doctor classified it as a "suspicious abnormality", and recommended an ultrasound guided biopsy. My G.P. recommended that I just have the nodule removed. I am wondering (1) what are the odds of this being malignant (2) should I go straight for the removal? I am not having any pain or discomfort from this nodule. I have never had any type of surgery in my life and am a bit uneasy about this.|
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|01/16/2005||The radiologist reading these films needs to tell you how suspicious it looks... getting a core biopsy is preferred to taking it out right now. before it were to be surgically removed it is best to know WHAT it is as the surgical technique is different for malignant masses vs benign. if you want to come our way for diagnostic evaluation let us know...|
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