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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|4/16/2012||Hi, I am 36, I did a biopsy 2 weeks ago => invasive breast carcinoma grade II with spots of high malignancy in microcalcifications, tumor size is more than 20 mm and er/pr/her2 positive. different people in my family got breast or genital cancer in their 30s as well. What do you think would be the best therapeutical approach. i see the surgeon in a some days but would like to have some informations sooner, thanks and best regards|
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|4/16/2012||Given your age at diagnosis, it is useful to discuss having a consultation with a genetics counselor and to consider after thoughtful discussion the possibility of genetic testing. sounds like a stage II breast cancer. If reasonable amount of breast volume usually lumpectomy is an option. For those carrying a breast cancer gene however, it is not unusual to do bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction. so lots to think about and consider. ovarian cancer is genetically linked so if family members referenced in your posting had ovarian cancer, this ups the odds of a gene possibly being at work.|
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