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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|1/12/2007||My mom is 70 years old. Both mammagram and sonograph catches a mass sized 2*2.5 cm mass. She had a lumpectomy this Monday and we are anxiously waiting for the report, which takes about 10 days in Canada.The doctor said if the result is malign, she might need a second surgery if the margin is not clear. My worry is: between the lumpectomy and the second surgery, there is a 3 to 4 weeks waiting period( doctor said this is normal in Canada), could cancer cell metastasize because of the lumpectomy during this period? As Chinese doctors usually suggest doing the reexcision within one week from the lumpectomy being afraid of metastasis. Thanks for your help! God bless you!|
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|1/14/2007||do not worry about a 3-4 week wait. doesn't matter in the big scheme of things. breast cancer doesn't grow that rapidly in general. if it is cancer, then anticipate them needing to also check her sentinel node.|
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