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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|3/27/2012||Are breast biopsies that indicate a benign finding always 100 percent accurate and conclusive? I am wondering, since the core needle biopsies remove only a small sampling of tissue. The radiologist said my breast mass was a fibroadenoma and should be monitored with ultrasound but doesn't need to be removed right now.|
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|3/28/2012||Fibroadenomas have a specific appearance on imaging so verify that they originally thought it was a fibroadenoma. Next make sure that the biopsy was done by a breast imaging radiologist experienced in doing these types of core biopsies. then confirm that a clip was placed where the tissue was sampled and that they did a follow up mammogram right afterward to confirm that the tissue sampled was from the center of this mass. If all correct, then you should be able to feel confident.|
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