He said the cyst had several smaller cysts within it septations I suppose. He didn't seem overly concerned as he was talking to me, but ofcourse I am due to the fact that he ordered a biopsy for me. I don't think he would have done that had he NOT been concerned somewhat. I am wondering if he was being honest with me in his explanation that he thinks it's just fibrocystic disease and not something more to be concerned about like a malignancy.
Breast Biopsy and Abnormal mammogram workup - Moose and Doc
Biopsy What is a breast biopsy? A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue or sometimes fluid from the suspicious area. The removed cells are examined under a microscope and further tested to check for the presence of breast cancer. A biopsy is the only diagnostic procedure that can definitely determine if the suspicious area is cancerous. There are three types of biopsies: Fine-needle aspiration Surgical biopsy The latter two are the most commonly used on the breast. There are several factors that help a doctor decide which type of biopsy to recommend.
What are the limitations of Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy? What is Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy? Lumps or abnormalities in the breast are often detected by physical examination, mammography, or other imaging studies. However, it is not always possible to tell from these imaging tests whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
What is a stereotactic breast biopsy? A stereotactic breast biopsy is a procedure that uses mammography to precisely identify and biopsy an abnormality within the breast. This procedure will help determine whether you have breast cancer or any other abnormalities in your breast to be concerned about.