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Echogenic Breast Mass
Would a benign breast mass be fixed in the tissue? I can move the tissue around it but not the mass itself. Waiting for biopsy results. Scared.
What can ask dr @ core biopisy for large, very painful, & abnormal breast mass? Can dr tell me anything helpful feeling overwhelmed and confused
The doctor: who performs the core biopsy may be able to discuss the probability that the mass is malignant based on the imaging features. However, he/she will not be able to tell you anything more regarding the biopsy results. The specimens cannot be reliably assessed visually, other than a determination that the samples are sufficient for the pathologist to analyze. The pathologist needs to analyze them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is: considered under 2cm.Get a more detailed answer ›
The specific: imaging features determine the probability of malignancy. However, a 50% diameter increase in 4 months would warrant a biopsy even if the imaging features look benign. That doesn't mean it is malignant, it just means that it's time to find out what it is. Presumably it looked benign/probably benign in Feb since no intervention was recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First step: is to see your doc for a clinical evaluation. Next step usually involves imaging with mammography and ultrasound. If a suspicious mass is detected, needle biopsy would be indicated. If a mass with benign features is detected, no follow up or short interval follow up may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical: evaluation and imaging studies(mammogram, ultrasound, MRI) help assess whether a mass needs biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Sometimes certain imaging features are specific for a benign cause(for example hamartoma, calcified fibroadenoma, or oil cyst). Other times, imaging features can estimate the probability of malignancy and help indicate what follow-up is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BreastSx- Would you remove a benign breast mass that was larger than a golf ball under local anesthesia?
If I have had 4 breast mass removals but none cancerous, (fibroadenomas), could i just get all breast tissue removed so it doesn't happen again?
Advise: To have a total mastectomy for benign process might be too much. I offer prophylactic mastectomies to women that are a high risk of breast due to family history, personal history, or who have positive genetic testing. Having fibroadenomas does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A full: imaging workup, usually mammography and ultrasound. If the mass is identified as a suspicious finding on mammo and/or ultrasound, then an image-guided needle biopsy with next steps depending on the biopsy results. If not identifiable on imaging, then referral to breast surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer