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Breast Biopsy
Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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10/30/2017I was called back for a second mammogram after my current one was compared with previous years and there was a change. The follow up mammogram called for biopsy: BI-RADS CATEGORY 4 - Suspicious Abnormality due to two groupings or regions of microcalcifications. One in the retroareolar region is located approximately 2 cm from the nipple. The other at the 12-1:00 position is located 8 cm from the nipple. I am awaiting the biopsy, can't get in for a week. The nurse said a week is okay because it wouldn't be fast growing. I am very nervous as my mom passed from breast cancer. Should I be worried?
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10/30/2017So they are trying to rule out if this is DCIS, very early stage breast cancer, or nothing of concern. a stereotactic biopsy will be the method to sample these calcifications and determine if they contain any cancer cells or it there are merely benign calcium deposits. don't worry if it takes a few weeks. no harm will come to you in the interim.

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