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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|4/6/2008||Could you please tell me what the risks are of having a CT scan biopsy (which my radiologist says includes a small dose of radiation) for a lesion vs waiting 6 months? I am 56 years old. The cyst is placed very far back in my left breast so my radiologist was not able to get a needle biopsy of it with ultrasound or MRI. He found a small fibroadenoma in my right breast which we are not removing. Does the existence of fibroadenoma in the right breast increase the odds that the lesion in the left breast is also fibroadenoma? Does the placement of the lesion in the rear of the left breast make it more dangerous because it is located near other bodily organs? Does the CT scan/radiation for the left breast have any risks? Would it be better to have the CT scan/ radiation now or wait 6 months?|
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|4/6/2008||i frankly have never heard of doing a breast biopsy in CAT scan. only doing it stereotactically, or with ultrasound or in breast MRI. when it is too close to the chest wall for doing it stereotactically then usually the radiologist refers the patient to a breast surgeon to do it as a wire localization open excisional breast biopsy. consider coming to us for evaluation of this. 443-287-2778. there is no way to guess via an email if this is a fibroadenoma or not. too many factors-- what its shape is, family history, personal history and many other things.|
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