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|6/26/2012||I recently had a MRI which revealed 1.2cm linear branched enhancement of the right breast demonstrating persistent and plateau enhancement kinetics. This is a non mass like enhancement with a Birad 4B. I am going for a MRI core biopsy this Friday. My mom has stage 4 BC and I am wondering what percentage of my core might be cancerous.|
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|6/26/2012||The bi-rad 4B implies that there is a high probability that they think this is cancer. Don't focus on the "% of the core". the purpose of the core biopsy is merely to make the diagnosis. The size based on MRI is relatively small. half an inch. so if confirmed to be cancer then likely this is early diagnosis and clinically a stage 1. Given your mom's medical history this ups your odds for risk of getting breast cancer too. I see that you say that your mom "has" breast cancer so sounds like she is still with you which is good to hear. If you want to come to us at any point just call 443-287-2778. Consideration for genetic counseling and testing is something to seriously think about. If you carry a gene you may want to be more aggressive with risk prevention of recurrence by doing bil mastectomies with reconstruction vs lumpectomy with radiation. hang in..|
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