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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/14/2006||I just had an core biopsy done...I have been being followed for the last 6mos for fibrocystic changes. Had my check up, and on ultrasound, a cyst was seen, and tissue appeared "more dense". Also, one of the duct areas was larger. (Nipple area getting sore/scaling of skin.) Dr from Breast center called today and said results were ok...evidense of fibrocystic changes and microcalcifications. He said to follow up in 4mos, and call if there were any changes sooner. I had already had my 6mos scheduled, and he said that should be OK. I'm now a little concerned...should I call back and get further clarification/schedule sooner or let it go? Maternal grandmother and aunt died of breast cancer. Both cases started and ended in 6mos time - very aggressive forms. I had been comfortable at the center, but now I'm a bit uneasy; the Dr does not seem as positive as he did 6mos ago. Do I have reason to be concerned, or am I just overreacting? Thank you for your help!|
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|11/14/2006||the biopsy itself that you typed out was all benign findings... what is unclear is whether the biopsy was done of something inside the breast or as skin punch biopsy of the areola area.|
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