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|4/6/2006||My daughter is 4mo. pregnant and has a tumor in her breast that measures 2.5cm. She is serving in the military overseas and seeing a doctor there. They told her that most likely it is a (starts with F) non cancerous. This tumor was not detected during an exam in Jan. My daughter found it during her own exam. Our concern is making sure she is getting the best advice. I sent her info. on the different types of biopsies. they told her they only do fine needle biopsy. She had that done today and called me very scared. She said that the tech. repeatedly poked the needle through the tumor and she felt stabbing pain in her chest many times. The tech. made 4 slides and looked at 2 of them and could not determine what type of cells they were. If the tumor is cancerous could that procedure spread cells? Also she said that they want to put off removing it until 6wks after the baby is born because of the ansthesia involved in surgery. She is coming home for 2 weeks for a visit and she really wants to consult with someone about this. Problem is we live in Ks. in a very rural area. Can you recomend who we can talk to in our area? We are near Garden City,Kansas. Thank You|
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|4/7/2006||that procedure, called an FNA, doesn't spread the cells. but it also isn't adequate in determining definitively if this is benign or not. so sounds like she needs to be seen in a breast center. don't know what you have available out there. call your local american cancer society to find out though.|
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