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Breast Biopsy
Questions about the definition, risks and results of breast biopsy.
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11/27/2017I have birads 4 microcalcifications. I had a stereotactic biopsy two weeks ago. My doctor called me within four days with the biopsy results and said all was benign, but then she called me back ten minutes later and said I needed to go back for another mammogram in two weeks for the radiologist to "double check" that she got a good sample. Today I found out that the sample they took included calcifications, but not the ones that are most suspicious. The radiologist recommends another stereotactic biopsy, but she also said I might prefer a surgical biopsy. How much does the experience of the radiologist come into play? I don't want to go back to the same radiologist because my trust is eroded. I would like someone who can look at everything and tell me the best way to get the best sample. Any advice? Thank you in advance!
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11/27/2017you need a breast imaging radiologist who does these types of biopsies every week. the specimen should have been xrayed before it went to the pathology department to ensure that the intended suspicious looking calcs were contained in the specimen.

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