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What Is A Breast Lesion
Depends: Lesion? Side? Inside, outside, too little information to say for sure in your description. Safest to go and have a professional evaluation from your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Unknown.: Breast cancer is a much more tricky than that. The prognosis is determined by a host of factors which include the histologic type of tumor and invasion. The way the cells look, the specific markers found on the cell surface, the presence of genetic mutations, the size of the tumor, the presence of lymph nodes, etc. Talk with your doc about your prognostic factors. ...Read more
Had f/u u/s for area in breast that came back as lactation changes -- 3 months later lesion is less obvious and a bit smaller... Is this a good?
Yes: Smaller is good! have you recently been pregnant and stopped lactating? That would explain the changes. Make sure you follow up with your provider as the recommend ...Read more
Breast Cysts are...: ...Benign processes which develop when a duct becomes obstructed. With rare exception, breast cancers grow solid; therefore, if a breast lump is fluid-filled, no further evaluation is needed. Cysts require no rx, although, when painful, aspiration can resolve the cyst. If bloody fluid is found, it is common to test this fluid for cancer cells on the very small chance the cyst is cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?
Breast biopsy: The "18 gauge" refers to the diameter of the core biopsy obtained (a lower number is a thicker biopsy). The "4" refers to the number of tissue samples obtained of the 5 mm. Lesion that was presumably identified by imaging. Assuming the pathology results correlate with the imaging findings, you and your care providers should feel comfortable that they are addressing the lesion appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are 4 samples using an 18 gauge core needle for 4mm breast lesion sufficient? Came back benign breast tissue with lactational change. Concordant.
Yes, if it: Was performed by a properly trained specialist. It sounds like you had one, if you had 4 samples for a 4 mm lesion. ...Read more
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