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Breast Biopsy Aftercare
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Patient s/p mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy and tram flap.Now with recurrent cancer. Would anyone do repeat sentinel node biopsy?
DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The choice between mastectomy (either one or both breasts) and lumpectomy depends on many factors including genetic issues, size of the cancer and of the breast, location, and many others. It is a choice to be made by both the surgeon and the patient after a thorough discussion. ...Read more
Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
O had surgery for positive breast cancer. Is sentinel lymph node biopsy accurate for breast cancer surgery. Node was negative.
Do surgical margins matter for benign breast conditions (after excisional biopsy surgery)? Would re-excision be necessary if no malignancy is found?
Possibly yes: Carcinoma insitu, is a pre cancerous lesion, it has the potential of becoming cancer and is treated aggressively. Getting a clear margin around it is a good idea and recommended as it is with malignant lesions. Carcinoma insitu is not benign but it has not grown into a full cancer. Just making sure this is not what you were referring to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast cancer survivor ther's lump on right breast the biopsy reports matured fatty cells and stroma , is it advisable to be removed?
Brief discomfort: A needle biopsy involves insertion of a hollow needle into the site where the lump or abnormality is located, and then extraction of a small amount of breast tissue into the core of the needle. The doctor will numb the skin first. There is a small amount of discomfort, usually, but nothing severe. You do not need sedation or anesthesia for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advise remove lymph glands, leave breast .Should i?
Does vacuum assisted breast biopsy cause cancer from thre trauma? Biopsy was negative (normal breast tissue)
Nope: Congrats on the benign results! we have been performing core biopsies for over 30 years and have not found any association between benign biopsies and cancer development. Moreover, surgical biopsies are more "traumatic"--we've been doing those for 100+ years without any increased cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do-able: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor (removal optional). Standard rx is a surgical lumpectomy under twilight anesthesia. Cryoablation uses a needle probe placed via ultrasound under local anesthesia to freeze the tumor, after which it dies. This option has been around for over a decade. While i prefer the surgical route due to pain, my colleagues who do this often swear by it. ...Read more
Patient-Preference: Most breast cancers can be surgically treated with equal success by mastectomy or lumpectomy (+radiation). Therefore, given the option, most women choose the much less invasive rx of a lumpectomy. Many other issues may factor into this decision--age, family hx, mammogram findings, pathology, etc--therefore, a critical part of one's preoperative evaluation is to fine-tune this recommendation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is chemo required for an invasive carsinoma in situ stage 1b grade 2, 0.8 CM in size mastec done, fibroadipose and breast tissue, sentinel lymph clear?
Does a growing lump on a one-stage immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy because of cancer followed by a tissue flap procedure meancancer?
Must get it checked: A new lump doesn't necessarily mean cancer, but you definitely must get it checked out to be sure. New lumps can appear after mastectomy and reconstruction, more with flap surgery than implants. More often than not, it is fat necrosis (hard fat) or scar tissue. Fat turns hard when the blood supply to that area isn't quite as good as it should be. Neither fat necrosis or scar tissue are harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: No you do not need surgery if a complete pathological response has occurred. ...Read more
Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more
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