Patient discussion about biopsy

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Q. I have seen that there are many types of biopsy done for a breast cancer patient……..

I have seen that there are many types of biopsy done for a breast cancer patient…….. On what basis they decide the mode of treatment?
A1on what stage of development the cancer is, did it spread over to lymph nodes, the type of the breast cancer, estrogen-receptor levels, the aggressiveness of the tumor and even the woman's age...
A2The choice of the biopsy needed depends on the patient’s situation only. When biopsy is taken they take care to use procedure which involves small incision which causes minimum pain. Different types of biopsy are: (1) Fine Needle aspiration biopsy— here a fine needle is used and this leaves no scar and it can be coupled with ultrasound to find the lump. (2) Core needle biopsy-- a hollow needle is used and this too does not leave a scar. This is also coupled with ultrasound. Both the above biopsy can give false result where a cancer is present and the result shows it negative, because a small amount of tissue is taken by needle.(3) vacuum assisted biopsy -- this involves several insertions of needle and a probe is used. This gives good result. (4) Incisional biopsy—this is like regular surgery and is used when needle biopsy is not correct. This leaves a scar. (5) Excisional biopsy – in this the entire suspected area is removed and also some near by normal tissue is also taken. This lea

Q. What are side effects after you have had a temporal arteritis biopsy?

Alike every biopsy- when there are anatomical variations you might cause damage. but that is fairly rare...from what i remember it's a very safe procedure.

Q. I had a breast biopsy and I am wondering what could be the chances for me to have breast cancer?

I am 23 years female and new to this site. Last week I had a breast biopsy and I am wondering what could be the chances for me to have breast cancer? Any idea……

Q. Last week I had a breast biopsy and I am wondering what could be the chances for me to have breast cancer?

I am 23 years female and new to this site. Last week I had a breast biopsy and I am wondering what could be the chances for me to have breast cancer? Any idea……..
AHi my friend Liam. Hey! Come on…. Why did you get the biopsy done at this age? Did anyone close to you threaten about the breast cancer? Hopefully, you may not be a married girl and test of this kind before marriage is not at all required and you have wasted your money and time on it. First of all, what is the necessity for you to go for this biopsy? Answer my simple questions. 1. Have you developed any lump in any of your breasts 2. If so, is the lump hard and paining? 3. Is there any difference in the size of breasts? 4. Is there any change in the color of the nipple? Without the presence of any of these symptoms, there is absolutely no need for any one below the age of 30 years to go for biopsy or test. You are a young girl and spend your time productively in studies or other activities than doing things like this. Possibility cannot be ruled out, but at this age the chances are very less and may be you can only have 15% chances for breast cancer. Ladies above 40 years have
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