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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|7/19/2012||I need a little guidance here....Last october I had an abnormal mammo and ultrasound that warranted a f/u mammo and ultrasound this past may. 2 areas of microcalcification were noted in my left breast. 3 weeks ago I had a stereotactic biopsy for which ADH and ALH were found. I was advised to to have the areas of lesions excised which I have scheduled next Wednesday. First my surgeon wanted a breast MRI done. I had the MRI today and the radiologist called me to tell me that I have a nodule in my left breast that she'd like to have biopsied prior to my surgery. They managed to squeeze me in on Monday. I am really fearing the needle guided mammo (to insert the wire needed for the excision) just 2 days after the biopsy. Is this typical. I think they are being aggressive due to my mother being a breast cancer survivor but is this too aggressive? Thanks for the help|
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|7/20/2012||They now that women like to get answers quickly when it comes to their breast health. they should be using lidocaine for the wire localzation so hopefully that won't be too bad just 2 days post MRI guided biopsy. might want to consider genetics counseling too.|
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