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Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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|7/28/2012||My ob/gyn called to tell me that the results of my core biopsy were a myxoid fibroadenoma. She said she did not know much about that type of tumor, but that it was benign. Given my family history of breast cancer, she referred me to the surgical oncologist (who can't see me for a month). I did not receive a copy of the pathology report. I have several questions based on the little info I found online. Is a myxoid fibroadenoma the same as a fibroadenoma with myxoid stroma? Is the a chance that the biopsy missed something or that this could be a phyllodes or colloid tumor? Should I have it removed (it is 0.8 cm and causes some moderate pain). My mother had breast cancer twice (first at 42, then at 55). I am awaiting my BRCA results...|
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|7/28/2012||What you found on line is correct. Regarding whether the biopsy missed the right spot can't be determined by me as you know. you should however check the following quality control steps to see if they were carried out on your behalf-- when the core biopsy was done a tiny clip should have been placed in the space where the tissue was removed. After the biopsy was completed a mammogram should have been performed to confirm that the right area was in fact biopsied and that the clip is accurately marking the spot. |
Regarding BRCA testing, your mother should be tested FIRST. IF she carries a gene then you get tested.
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