How long is the wait to get results from a needle biopsy on a breast tumor?

Breast biopsy. Usually the wait us only a few days, less than a work week.
Variable. Hopefully 2 days, but often 4 or 5. May take longer if the pathology is confusing and the pathologist needs to do specialized stains. Some breast centers get results overnight, but this requires very tight logistics and is not the norm in most places.
Variable. It varies by facility and resources available. 2-5 days would be the general range. Some facilities may get results the next day. You can call around to different facilities and ask.

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Breast tumor biopsy revealed 'canercous change'?

Need more info. "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor! Read more...
Need more info. This is a vague report. I recommend you speak with your doctor to get a full explanation of what this means. It certainly will require additional imaging and a surgical procedure. If your doctor was this vague, i highly recommend that you get second opinion from a breast specialist or a breast cancer center. Be sure to take someone with you to help listen to the information. Read more...

Breast tumor biopsy revealed 'canercous changes'. What are they?

Breast Cancer. I assume that either your question or the pathology report contained this typo: cancerous changes means that the breast tumor is malignant. Whoever ordered and/or performed the biopsy is in the best position to explain all the details of the report--looking at 2 words alone can be misleading. Read more...
Cancer. It means cancer. Should remove it. www.drlugo.com. Read more...

Can they tell if a breast tumor is cancerous on a ultrsound? He said it may be a adenoma. I'm waiting on a biopsy. Whats the likelyhood of cancer?

Need a biopsy. However, breast tumors that are quite round without projections are much more likely to be benign fibroadenomas than something nasty. You still need to have the tumor, or a bit of it, sent to the pathologist. I hope that regardless of the diagnosis that you get a good outcome, and if it is benign, that you continue surveillance. Read more...
Imaging does. Not tell histology -- what it looks like under the microscope. There are certain imaging findings, such as filled with notvery complex fluid, that points to benignancy. Read more...

Thanx in advance ur all a blessing, what can be found in a punch biopsy, doc thinks tumor in back is my breast cancer spreading?

Tissue diagnosis. Hopefully the "punch" biopsy will obtain enough cells to identify the source of the tumor on your back and I pray that it isn't a return of your breast cancer in a distant place. A Pathology doctor will look at those cells under the microscope and give your MD an answer.(and in turn you as well.) Read more...
?Cancer in skin? A "punch biopsy" by definition means removing a very small (1/16-1/8") circle of skin, and a tiny amount of fat underneath it. The reason for doing so is redness or a "rash" that spreads onto the chest, neck, back, or lower abdomen and RARELY can be the return of breast cancer, confined to the skin. This biopsy does not go deeper, and is done by numbing the skin. Good luck to you! Read more...

I have breast cancer tumor. Went from 3cm to 5 CM after biopsy but stable since. If outer part is liquid, can it be drained by needle prior to surgery?

Drainage unnecessary. The size of the tumor does not include any bleeding from the biopsy. Therefore, if it was 3 cm before the biopsy (&the biopsy was recent), the tumor is still 3cm. You need not worry about this fluid and may proceed with your definitive surgery. I hope all goes well. Read more...
Breast Cancer. The cause of the increase in your tumor size so soon after biopsy is likely related to some bleeding after the biopsy which caused a hematoma. However, it is important that you meet with your surgeon to be reevaluated as you may be a candidate for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Read more...
The tumor. didnt increase in size right after the biopsy, the apparent size increase was likely due to bleeding. It is unnecessary to treat this prior to surgery. Read more...

Stage 2B idc breast cancer, triple positive. Us shows 6mm thyroid nodule with calcifications next to carotid. Should I insist on fine needle biopsy?

Depends. This condition is unrelated to your breast cancer history. Ask your doctor what concerns or not are registered by the radiologists. Some type of thyroid calcifications are more likely to be benign. 6mm thyroid nodule is small & need to know risks of trying biopsy near carotid artery too. The doctor who ordered the study would know much more to help you than is able to be reported here. Read more...
Head and neck . You should be seen by a head and neck surgeon who routinely does oncology surgery for the best advice. The nearest cancer center can also be of help in locating specialists. Read more...
The thyroid nodule. is not related to the breast cancer. It is not a metastasis. The specific ultrasound characteristics are important in determining the management of the thyroid nodule, but thyroid nodules are common, and based on size, serial follow up is the most likely scenario. Read more...

I get pain in my underarm/ upper breast area. Any idea of whether it could be breast tumor?

Probably not. Pain under your arm and in your upper breast is probably not a breast cancer. Pain in the breast is very common. If it comes and goes with your periods, i'm reassured. If it is constant or worsening, you should see a doctor. There is a rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that causes severe pain, redness, swelling, and skin dimpling, but your symptoms sound more mild. Read more...
Need examination. You should see your md for further evaluation. It is not easy to say something more accurate without examination. Pain in underarm/upper breast area- could be caused by painful enlargement of lymph gland on the armpit for instance- perhaps related to shaving etc. Or could be infection/boil etc. Pain as first presentation of beast ca -eventhough happens- not too common. See your md for evaluation. Read more...
Need to see a Dr. This is a hard question to answer without being evaluated in person. You need a complete clinical breast exam. It is possible that you need a mammogram and ultrasound. Contact you pcp and ask to be referred to a breast surgeon or a breast center for complete evaluation. Read more...

How long can it take for a breast tumor to form?

Varies. It varies by individuals. There are some tumors that grow very slowly that tend to metastasize later in their progression. And there are other tumors that grow very rapidly and metastasize at an earlier period. Read more...
Varies. Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize. Read more...
Varies. Each cancer is unique. Some cancers are slower to form and do not metastasize until they are larger. While other tumors grow very rapidly and metastasize at a much early period. Read more...