How do they find cancer in breast with stereotactic biopsy? What method they use to find cancer in breast?

3 D visualization. A stereotactic mammogram takes 2 simultaneous views of the breast and a computer creates a 3-d image, much like what our brain does with the views from both eyes. With the help of the image, a needle can be guided to the precise site of the mass in question to take a sample.

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I can feel my breast lump higher in my breast than I could before my stereotactic biopsy. Could it have moved, or is it likely bigger?

Likely larger. There may be some blood collection in the lump after the biopsy. The swelling will go down in the next few days. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...
Inflammation . The biopsy procedure itself causes mild swelling/inflammation of surrounding tissue which adds a little bit to the size of the mass. Read more...

A week ago I had a stereotactic biopsy on my breast the results turned out to be a benign lymph node. Since then I have formed a large golf ball sized lump at the site. Is this dangerous? Go to er?

Likely OK. Most likely you have developed a collection of blood (hematoma) at the site of biopsy. This is common after a stereotactic biopsy and should slowly resolve over the next few weeks. There is nothing in particular to do. It may be tender for a while but this should resolve with time as well. However, if you have any new or worsening symptoms at any point, consult your physician. Best of luck to you. Read more...
Hematoma likely. May be some bleeding at the site, callthe center that did the biopsy and followup with the doctor that ordered the biopsy. Read more...
Biopsy Swelling. Most swelling after a biopsy is self limiting. Some bleeding may occur which can add to the overall size of the area of concern. If you develop increasing pain, further size increase or drainage, i would call the doctor who did the biopsy and get their evaluation of the situation. Most of these types of procedures don't require an emergency room evaluation. Read more...

Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy for cancer?

Yes. Yes several areas where the tumour can not be felt, but seen in radiograph, like in suspicious breast densities , in lung, in liver lesions etc stereotatic biopsies will be done to diagnose cancer. Read more...

Do doctor use stereotactic biopsy to find cancer?

Yes. Stereotactic biopsy is used very frequently to biopsy nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities. Prior to this technique, the only option was to place a wire into the breast in the vicinity of the abnormality, followed by surgical excision. Stereotactic bx requires only local anesthesia and is done thru a pinhole incision, yielding the same results. Read more...
Most of the time. The function of any biopsy is to determine if the suspicious lesion being biopsied is cancer or not. If the biopsy confirms cancer then the patient is referred to the appropriate specialist for further treatment. If the biopsy does not show cancer then the patient may be referred for more invasive procedures- like excisional biopsy, to determine if cancer is present. Read more...
If a suspicious. abnormality is found on a mammogram, stereotactic biopsy is a minimally invasive way to determine whether the abnormality is benign or malignant. Read more...