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Breast biopsy spread cancer

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No.
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No evidence: There is no evidence that cancer cells will be displaced and cause spread by core needle biopsy , although theoretically possible , besides once diag ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: This was a theoretical concern many years ago in the early days of core biopsy. There is no evidence for it.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Not true.: Breast biopsies do not cause cancer. If breast cancer develops it's a genetic abnormality in the cells. The mechanical act of cutting tissue for analy ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Breast biopsy&cancer: To my knowledge - NO - A breast biopsy usually entails inserting a needle into a breast mass that has been isolated by ultrasound or palpation and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Breast biopsy: Can breast biopsy miss cancer or is it accurate ? ANS: if the needle or part removed has cancer then they should see it. If not it will be missed. Dis ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What type of: biopsy are you referring to? Image guided core biopsies are 97-98% accurate, but when the results are negative, and don't explain the lesion(for exam ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
About 20%: The yield would depend in the presenting symptoms, type of biopsy and the classification of tumor. You may consult this site for more info : http://ww ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wait for the answer: You need to see what the doctor says before you start worrying about the "what ifs". There are too many variables to go through all the possibilities ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. Maybe 20% of breast biopsies show up cancer, the majority of which are cured. However, in your case, you either h ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
100% or 0%: You either have breast cancer and it will destroy you if you neglect it, or your mass is benign and your adventure will end with relief and a reminder ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Nope: It is not true. Whoever you heard it from is wrong. When we estimate breast cancer risk, we consider prior biopsies as a risk factor but it is becau ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The pathologist would make that call. The cells have a certain character. I would trust that.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Is your surgeon recommending removal of this mass? Needle-localization breast biopsy involves placement of a wire in the breast followed by surgical ... Read More
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