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What are the different possible results of a breast biopsy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Good/Bad/Uncertain: Statistically-speaking, most breast biopsies are benign, requiring no further rx. Of course, the purpose of the biopsy is to be certain that no cancer is present; unfortunately, this is found 15-30% of the time. Sometimes, the pathologists will need more tissue to be certain, leading to performance of a surgical biopsy; happily, this is the exception rather than the rule. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 2, 2019

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