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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|2/4/2012||I have a palpable lump in my right right breast. Negative ultrasound and mammogram. MRI shows some early enhancement. Radiologist recommends biopsy to decide fibrous changes versus ADH or DCIS. I have,a surgical consult in 9 days.|
My question is, when is the best time in my cycle to have the biopsy. I am 27 years old. I have a 26 day menstrual cycle. The mass shrinks to the size of a pea days 10 to 20. Around day 20 it starts to enlarge. By day 26 it takes up about 1/3 of my breast. Its some what stable in dize from day 26 thru days 1 to 10.
I am concerned that the irregularity thats always there will be missed if not biopsied when at smallest stage. But am also concerned irregular tissue where it does enlarge could be missed at this point. My GYN seems to think I will have MRI GUIDED BIOPSY since the area is involved in a fibrous band on US and mammogram. Is this the best option?
This was not found until 2 months ago. I am 27 years old. Have a 3 year old child whom I breastfeed for 20 months.
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|2/4/2012||The fact that the lump changes in size means that it is changing due to hormonal fluctuations. Before embarking on a biopsy with a surgeon, go to a comprehensive breast center with breast imaging radiologists and breast surgical oncologists to evaluate you.|
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