An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy uses sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. Tell your doctor about any recent illnesses or medical conditions and whether you have any allergies, especially to anesthesia. Discuss any medications you're taking, including herbal supplements and aspirin. You will be advised to stop taking aspirin or blood thinner three days before your procedure. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Waiting for breast biopsy, out of my mind with worry
8 Reasons to Choose the Needle If You Need a Breast Biopsy « Stacey Vitiello, M.D.
Getting any sort of health-related testing can be nerve-wracking: Odds are that you're fine, but you know there's always a chance of getting bad news. Sometimes, though, the results aren't straightforward. In other words, you might get a call letting you know you need further testing. This is especially common after a mammogram, when many people are told they need to have a breast biopsy. Yes, it can be scary, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. We spoke with Dr. Heather Frimmer , a radiologist specializing in breast imaging, about what you should know if you're told you need a breast biopsy.
Topic: How soon did they schedule biopsy after mammogram
Weil discusses the experience of her sister-in-law Kelly, who felt a lump in her breast that required a biopsy. Although relieved, the author wondered why Kelly was not sent to a radiologist for a needle biopsy as in the example image above , and instead underwent the more invasive surgery. Why would there be so many surgical biopsies instead of the less invasive needle biopsy?
I'm 33 so they did an ultrasound - they said there is a patchy lump about 3cm big and that 2 lymph nodes look swollen on the ultrasound but not to touch. I panicked and immediately assumed cancer and everyone else started talking like it's cancer too, saying stuff like 'we'll treat it' and that once the biopsy results come back I should be prepared that treatment will start quickly. I'm in total panic mode, can't eat or sleep and feel sick constantly, I don't know how I'm going to get through until biopsy results. I'd like to know, can they tell from an ultrasound whether it's cancer?