I am scheduled for a biopsy tomorrow for suspicion of malignacy? Does this always mean that the lump is cancer? I found the lump and went in the next day to the dcotor's office. I was scheduled for a mam/us Dec. 4th. At that time the doctors didn't know what it was so they did a follow up on Jan 7 2008. Now I have to go get a biopsy tomorrow morning. I'm very scared I have to be honest.
A mammogram and ultrasound may help the physician focus on the size and location of the lump,involvement of nearby structures and other tissue changes.These however is not the gold standard for diagnosing on whether the lump is benign or malignant.Biopsy is still warranted since histopath studies will provide the definitive diagnosis .
I hope this helps. Keep results of your scans for future reference.Good luck!
Well I spoke to my doctor this morning and she told me that the report says it's suspicious. Meaning I had a mamm/us done in December and that showed some inflammation but the US I had on 1/7/08 showed suspicion.That is all she oh and including the fact that believes it's cancer because comparing my mamm/us from last year all was clear and that this is a new finding. That's why she believes it's cancer.I was also given antibiotics to see if the swelling would go down because at first the doctors said it was a swollen lymph gland that was 3cm but now it reads the mass is 2cm, but now it's not a lymph node. I just contacted the oncologists who performed the biopsy to get the results of my mamm/us.
It seems to me quite irresponsible for any doctor or technician to say you may have cancer without a biopsy. Inflammation does not pre-suppose breast cancer.
Wait till you get the results of the biopsy - this will definitively tell if there is a benign condition or a malignancy. Then you can take a huge sigh of relief, as some 80% of breast lumps are benign, or you can move on to further treatment. BC is not a death sentence these days, we are so fortunate that there are many new drugs to prevent recurrence.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.