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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|4/7/2007||I recently had a mammogram (3/26/07) that showed increased calcifications of my right anterior breast from my last mammogram (12/05). Upon further views and magnifications and based on a "wet read" of same, the radiologist has recommended a stereotactic breat biopsy. I spoke with my OB/GYN last Wednesday, and she said that the calcifications are heterogeneous calcifications, which I understand are neither typically benign nor typically malignant. She said I would be receiving a copy of the mammo report, which I had hoped to receive prior to posting a question here, but did not. I understand that 80% of all breast biopsies are benign. My initial question is because heterogeneous calcifications are neither typically benign nor typically malignant, it would seem that my chances are 50/50. Is this true, or do I still fall within the 80/20 of all biopsies? I am really anxious about the upcoming biopsy (Tues., April 20) because my maternal aunt died from breast cancer in March of 2006. Thanks for answering my question.|
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|4/7/2007||find out if they were described as "pleomorphic" and how tightly clustered. this would increase risk of being early stage cancer...|
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