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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/6/2011||I'm 51 years old and have small, fibrocystic breasts, but no family history of breast cancer. After the appearance of microcalcification on a mammogram, I had a needle biopsy. |
My pathology report said: "The biopsies show few areas of fibrocystic change with focal florid ductal epithelial hyperplasia mixed with calcifications. A subtle intraductal papilloma is also identified. There is no evidence of malignancy. Correlate with clinical history and radiographic findings." Of course, I focused on the "no evidence of malignancy" part, but a breast surgeon was concerned about the "subtle intraductal papilloma". What is it, and is it really concerning? Can this have a genetic component to it? My two sisters have had identical biopsy reports to mine.
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|11/7/2011||So no evidence of malignancy is wonderful... congratulations. A subtle intraductal papilloma is not cancer either. An intraductal papilloma is a tiny wart-like growth in breast tissue that grows inside your breast's milk ducts, and can sometimes break through a duct. They are benign tumors, and are made up of fibrous tissue and blood vessels. There is no genetic link to papillomas, and are failry common. It may be however, that need a further excision of this area that was core biopsied. Seek a consult with a breast surgeon @ a Comprehensive Breast Center. Hope thbis helps, and best wishes!|
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