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|8/1/2006||in 2001, I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer and had a lumpectomy on my left breast, dose dense chemotheraphy and radiation. In August 2005, a pet scan showed a leison at sternum and a biopsy showed metastatic breast cancer. I've been on Xeloda and the last pet scan showed no leison. My question is: Is there any chance that biopsy results might have been wrong (that is, the bone leison was due to another problem, but not cancer metastasis, but it looked as if the same cancer)? The biopsy was done at MSKCC and slides were read both at MSKCC and M.D. Anderson. Even if the chances might be very low, is it possible to have any mistakes in the biopsy results? Thank you very much|
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|8/2/2006||you had the pathology slides read at two reputable places so you need to believe that they are accurate.|
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