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12/12/2017I am currently awaiting a core biopsy of "small cluster of microcalcifications which are a little pleomorphic and do not have a typically benign appearance. There is no associated mass and no evidence of architectural distortion."

thoughts?? My mom just had a DMX Nov16. Right was invasive DCIS, nodes clear. Left was invasive LCIS with left sentinel node with metastic lobular carcinoma.

My wait for biopsy is 4-6wks. It's been 3 already. Waiting is hard given what my mother has gone through.

This was my first mammogram...then did diagnostic mammo and u/s. Not visible on ultrasound.

Welcome your thoughts. I know no one can know until biopsy. Just a ball of nerves right now.
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12/13/2017Here at Johns Hopkins, it generally takes about 5-8 days for biopsy results. I would call your doctor to see if the results are in. A breast biopsy is the only way to tell exactly what those microcalcifications are.

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