Aa
A
A
Close
4407197 tn?1354114755
cancer biopsies
i would like to know the statistics on breast cancer biopsy error rate
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi,
How are you? The rate error varies depending on the diagnosis, the procedure done, the symptoms present, the institution, and the pathologists who reads the biopsy slides. Although it is very difficult to say the exact rate, one article suggests an error of 1.4 percent. It is highly recommended that a second opinion is sought before undergoing any major surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. This is also true in negative biopsy on an organ that is known to have a higher rate of error  ( ref: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/04/health/value-of-second-opinions-is-underscored-in-study-of-biopsies.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm)
Take care and regards.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
4407197 tn?1354114755
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cancer Answerers