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Breast Cancer

Need advice

07/14/2008

Question:

After my routine mammogram radiologist called me for diagnosis mammograms and ultrasound. Lump found 1.5cm in left breast and biopsy also performed and it is negative. I do not have family history. My Dr. asked me come back after six months. My question is that it is advisable to remove it? Or wait for six months?

Answer:

If the core biopsy was benign (which is what you have said), then the standard of care is to repeat a mammogram and possibly an ultrasound in 6 months.

Excisional biopsy in the operating room is also an option, but usually not necessary.

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Response by:

Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS Jean T Stevenson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University