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A 28-year-old female asked:

Is a 6 month breast ultrasound follow up after biopsy adequate to look for changes in the lesion? would changes have shown?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
6 to 12 months: Most centers recommend a follow up u/s 6 to 12 months after a breast biopsy which was negative for malignancy. Some experts favor 12 month follow up. I feel it should be a case by case decision between the breast surgeon , pathologist and radiologists with the breast surgeon being the final adviser for the patient. Follow up sooner than 6 months would be unusual.
Last updated Feb 16, 2014


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