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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|7/9/2012||I am getting ready for a breast biopsy and possible cancer surgery. The medical history forms for the surgeon and the oncologist ask whether there have been any miscarriages or abortions. Do they need to know this? I have only given this information to my gynecologist. Thank you!|
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|7/9/2012||this type of information isn't actually needed for your procedures but instead is likely desired so they have a complete medical record of your history. For example, women who have not had a baby prior to the age of 30 have increased risk of getting breast cancer. You can decline to complete that line item though. no one can force you to fill in every data field and as mentioned it doesn't impact these procedures.|
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