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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|11/19/2011||I had a breast biopsy and should have had the results within 3-5 business days. The doctor called and said that pathology needed an additional 5-7 days to do additional staining. I am about to loose my mind here, what are the chances of this being negative? Why is it taking so long to get a result what else did they see?|
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|11/19/2011||Without knowing a whole lot more about your clinical situation it is very hard to guess. sometimes they are doing stains for estrogen receptors or HER2 receptors if the results are in fact cancer. other times the biopsy tissue is not conclusive for being breast cancer and so they want to do additional stains to see if it may be abnormal cells that may increase risk of cancer. hang on. you want accurate information. that's what it sounds like they are trying to provide to you. if the outcome is breast cancer, consider coming our way. 443-287-2778.|
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