A 34-year-old member asked:
have fibrocystic breast disease. ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? normal procedure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Paxton Daniel answered
39 years experience Radiology
Being careful: Solid breast nodules can have features that warrant biopsy. Most turn out benign and it is wise to have confirmation by needle biopsy.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Core needle biopsy is routine procedure for any mass found on mammography or ultrasound. It doesn't sound like it is cancer, but the reason you had the ultrasound in the first place is to see if there were anything that your doctor can't feel on exam, right? Now that they see something, you need to find out what it is. By doing a biopsy, you will know for sure.
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
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