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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|3/12/2012||Hi I had a core biopsy done in January. Thankfully this was b9 although they decided to do an excisional biopsy just to rule out any cancers that could have been missed. The results for this was also b9. I did not see the report properly and know I should have asked a lot more questions. What I did manage to read on screen were the words fibrofatty and hyperplasia. Can you tell me what these mean please. This was in my left breast. Also on my right breast I voiced my concurs about a hard half pea size lump that I had felt, they were dealing with the other lump but did check and they could not feel it so it was left. I know it's there should I push for imaging or is it safe to wait a few months and see. Thank you so much in advance for your kindness in answering people's questions it us such a help. I'm so glad I found this site. :)|
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|3/12/2012||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. The breast is made up of fibroglandular tissue along with fat. Hyperplasia is a descriptive word used by pathologists that means abnormal number of cells. Congratulations your result was benign. As far as the right breast, if there is a palpable lump, it should be further evaluated...imaging, ultrasound and possible biopsy. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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