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.
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