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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/6/2006||My 67 yr old mother had a mammogram that shows a 2-3 cm mass. She had the FNA today and the liquid was red. I have read that this means it is cancer-is there any chance it's not and app. what are the odds? Her last mammogram 15 mos previous was fine. We are very nervous and the 4 day wait is difficult. Thank you very much!|
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|11/6/2006||the red means it contained blood. so the question really is, were they aspirating a complex cyst or was it a solid mass and they hit a blood vessel. the radiologist knows what the possibility is that this is or isn't cancer. just having a mass doesn't mean trouble when most masses are benign. so the doctor needs to tell your mom more about its shape and such to be able to try to guess how concerned to be.|
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