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Papilloma Biopsy Breast Cancer
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if i just had a biopsy and was told I have cancerous cells in my breast. Is that breast cancer?
Yes, but...: There are different types of breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer. Sometimes a biopsy shows "atypical" cells, which aren't cancer but imply an increased risk of developing cancer. It is important that you meet with a breast surgeon or surgical oncologist to discuss what this means and what treatment may be necessary. It can also be helpful to.Have the biopsy reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If the doctor processes the biopsy quickly, the answer can be ready the next day. During surgery, something called a frozen section can be done, and the result known during the surgery. However, the patient may not be informed of the results for up to a week or longer. Sometimes this is due to processing, time to send the biopsy to the lab, time for a report to come, back, etc. Ask your docto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically : The wait time from check in at a radiology department to actually doing the procedure may take that long, but the actual biopsy should take minutes. It is typically a very fast pass-through with a needle, and most patients do not find it uncomfortable enough to warrant any sort of pre-medication. ...Read more
Depends: Hello- sorry to say nothing is 100% accurate. If a biopsy is negative this does not completely rule it out in some cases. If a biopsy does see cancer than it is usually (but not always) accurate. If you have doubts, please seek a second opinion from a pathologist at a major cancer center (a university hospital is usually a good place to send the slides and blocks from your biopsy). Good luck. ...Read more
Usually not: Currently majority of breast biopsies are (should be) done percutaneously by a needle. This is done usually by ultrasound guidance or x-ray guidance so called stereotactic biopsy. If the tumor is large and easily palpable it can also be done with palpation guidance. The doctor who is doing the procedure uses local anesthetic and most of the time the procedure is done with very little pain. ...Read more
I just had a breast biopsy, they gave me a sheet have 20% of the chance i will have breast cancer, what does this mean?
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
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