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10/16/2017Thakyou in advance for your reply: I am a 43-year-old woman who just had a mammogram and breast and pelvic ultrasound. The ultrasound showed a bilobed cystic like mass with partial complex morphology on the left breast. I am scheduled to have an ultrasound guided biopsy done at the breast center at my local hospital. If there is anything wrong I would prefer to be seen at Hopkins for my care. Would I be better off having a doctor at Hopkins do the biopsy or is the local biopsy ok. I have also been told the I have an enlarged endometrial stripe and 6 fibroids and need to speak to another local surgeon for those finding and need surgery or at minimum Biopsey. I want to make sure I am taking the right steps now or am I better off coming to Hopkins to complete the diagnostic steps. Am I too concerned with these findings? Could these findings be related ?Thanks for your opinion.
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10/16/2017Doing core needle biopsy locally is fine. if results come back that warrants surgery and other treatments, just call 443-997-1513 and you will be promptly scheduled to be seen by a breast surgical oncologist and breast cancer nurse navigator. we hope the results are benign and you won't need us, but if you do we are here.... always. L

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