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What Percentage Of Breast Biopsies Are Benign
Depends on age: 49 year old female asks, What percentage of breast calcifications are benign? Depends on shape and character. On Mammogram Bigger calcium deposits, Macrocalcifications, that tend to be rounded dots & scattered about tend to be benign and occurs in about 50% of women >50years & in about 10% of those ...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
Cysts, fibroadenomas: Cysts and fibroadenomas are the most common benign lumps. But if someone feels a lump it is best to see a breast disease specialist and get a mammogram and a directed ultrasound of the lump. It is not possible to determine what it is based on size, how it feels, and age of person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...Read more
Details matter: Many lung nodules are benign. This will depend on were you live. Lung nodules can be granulomas, infections, fungal infections, benign growths such as hamartomas, and finally cancerous. It is important to have either serial imaging or a biopsy if a lung nodule is found. There are currently guidelines for this that a pulmonary medicine specialist or thoracic surgeon should follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a solid mass on my liver being cancerous? Are there non-cancerous solid masses?
Not a change from : One to the other. Breast lumps are either cancer or not cancer. Non-cancerous lumps usually do not become cancerous. The proportion of lumps that are cancer varies with the age and other risk factors. See this site for more information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003155.htm. ...Read more
What to expect of biopsy of ill marginated focal asymetry of breast and two masses that are yet unidentified ( lipoma orlymphs)?
Abnormality: Any change in the breast deserves evaluation by your doctor. Skin changes, nipple inversion, swelling of the breast, bloody nipple discharge, changes in the nipple. Many early breast cancers are only found on mammogram or ultrasound. Breast self exam is important so that you can be familiar with your body and any changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not possible: To tell. It is generally not feasible to tell if a lump is cancerous. However, hard lumps that are fixed to the skin or chest wall are likely to be cancer, however, lumps without these characteristics can still be cancerous. If you have a lump in your breast, please see your doctor for examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more
CHECK BIRADS: Radiologists have adopted a common language to describe mammographic abnormalities, called the birads system (you will see this on your report). A birads 3 abn has a 0.5% risk and is closely watched. A birads 4 (15-30%) or 5 (50-75%) abn should be biopsied to determine if it's a cancer. Birads 0 means that further eval is needed (ultrasound, comparison to prior mamms, etc). I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Young/Bilateral: Breast cancer symptoms are no different whether one has the hereditary or environmental form of the disease. However, women with the hereditary form tend to be diagnosed at an earlier age and have a higher incidence of cancer developing in both breasts. The telltale sign, of course, is a pattern of breast +/- ovarian cancer in multiple relatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumors, Cysts, etc.: The breast by its very nature is "lumpy-bumpy", often making it difficult to distinguish lumps that count from normal breat tissue. Lumps "that count" (dominant masses) tend to be distinct from normal breast tissue. They may be fluid-filled (cysts) or solid (tumors)--this can be differentiated by ultrasound. Tumors may be benign or malignant--this can be differentiated by biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy?: Have you had a biopsy and been diagnosed with cancer? Cancerous lumps do not decrease, as my collegue replied in his answer. You could have a fluid filled cyst in the breast that can decrease in size and often times disappear altogether. I recommend you get evaluated by a physician to get a correct answer and diagnose your problem. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cancer vs. cancer: Benign is non-cancerous and this breast lump can be observed or left alone. Malignant is cancerous and needs surgical excision of the cancer and consideration of medical oncology and radiation oncology treatments. There are many types of benign breast lumps, and several types of breast cancers. ...Read more
Sign and symptoms: Breast mass/lump, commonly located underneath the nipple, will be the most common presentation in male breast cancer. When more advance, also can have lymph node enlargement on the axilla or on the collar bone. In early case, usually no symptom (prob just pain on breast) in later case, it can be associated with symptoms like weight loss, pain on the bone ( if spreading to the bone) etc-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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