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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No.

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A 30-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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A 30-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
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagn ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Biopsy involves incising the skin and removing part of the breast tissue. The procedure does hurt but pain can be controlled and fear of pain should n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Circulation: Most breast cancers begin in the milk-producing ducts and lobules. These cancer cells break out of these ducts and lobules and enter into the support ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possible: Breast cancer can metastasize. The risk is really dependent on the stage. For a stage i, the risk is.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage IV: When breast cancer spreads to other organ beyond the breast area- lung, liver, bones, brain, --it is called metastasis. This is a stage IV disease-and ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
I think breast ca: Physicians do speak a "foreign tongue" at times. Many patients ask me when the have spread of cancer to a bone, if they have bone cancer. Breast cance ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin cancer : A skin biopsy is used to detect a variety if cancerous and non cancerous growths.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
ONE LOCATION: Breast cancer is known to spread to liver, bones, lung and brain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, i don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but q ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: An excisional biopsy of a lymph node should not result in spreading of the malignancy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It is possible multiple needle biopsy spread the cancer cells.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No diagnostic test: Is 100% accurate. Stage IV could mean that cancer spread to other organs before it grew big in the breast. So, unfortunately, the answer is yes, cer ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rarely if ever: When it metastasizes, breast cancer can go to unusual sites, like the retroperiteum causing obstruction of the ureter. However, this is rare as it wou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer can be very difficult to treat because of its involvement in the skin. That being said I have participated in several cases ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely!: Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body. Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Metatstatic: Metastatic means cancer cells spreading or moving to other sites. Breast cancer cells can spread via lymphatics to lymph nodes. Breast cancer cells ca ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not common: breast cancer can metastasize anywhere but nodes, lung, brain, bone are more common sites.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is very : Dependent on issues like the stage ; type of cancer you have. This is a very individual medical issue which can't be answered on line. You will need t ... Read More

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