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Pls doctor my grandmother was said to have cancer of the breast and has asked for the breast to be cut off immediately without carrying out a biopsy, ?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Under most circumstances, a biopsy confirming cancer is usually performed prior to a procedure to remove a suspected breast cancer. Also, in most cases, a lumpectomy, rather than a mastectomy, can be safely performed to remove breast cancer. However, breast radiation needs to be administered after a lumpectomy.

Answered Dec 12, 2013

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Dr. Milton Mintz answered

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Was mammography positive?-was other testing done. It should be!

Answered Dec 16, 2013

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