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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|4/2/2012||Recommended biopsy for 9mm "small grouping" of microcalcs in Sept. 2011. I requested and received the okay from my doctor for 6 months watchful waiting. Repeat mammo March 2012. No change whatsoever in calcs, no new growths, everything just the same. I want to continue with watchful waiting. BIRADS4 but no categorization beyond that ( a,b,c etc). What is your opinion on continuing with watchful waiting due to no change of calcs in past 6 months? Radiologist continues to ask for biopsy, has not changed BIRAD score even though no change in 6 months. I wish to avoid unnecessary biopsy and possible overtreatment. I also have other health problems that make biopsy physically difficult. Thank you.|
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|4/2/2012||good news that they look the same without increase in number or change in pattern. It however isn't possible to comment if for you it is or isn't okay to continue watchful waiting without seeing the breast imaging studies themselves and seeing if our breast imaging radiologists agree with yours. if you would like them re-read here (we do re-reads of bi-rad 4 mammograms) contact Sharon Bean at 410-955-7288 and she can instruct you how to have such a consultation take place for you.|
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