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Breast Cancer

Intraductal papilloma



I had a core biopsy on an intraductal papilloma. The pathology report from the biopsy came back with a negative report for cancer. I had surgery two weeks following the core biopsy to remove the papilloma. Is it usual to have the surgery so soon after core biospy? I have been worried that the radiologist would have difficulty finding the papilloma again given that my breast was still swollen. The pathology report following the surgery said that the specimen did not contain a papilloma.


It is not unusual to have the surgery within 2 weeks after a core biopsy. It is possible the papilloma was removed entirely at the time of core biopsy. You could consider getting a second opinion from a surgeon who primarily deals with breast surgeries alone (surgical oncologist).

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Bhuvaneswari  Ramaswamy, MD Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University