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Having a breast biopsy is the only way to definitely diagnose breast cancer. There are several types of biopsies, including needle biopsy, which is less invasive, and surgical biopsy, which requires a portion of the breast to be removed. The type needed depends on everything from your mammogram to how your breast feels, to your doctor.

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“I had titanium markers in both breasts after a stereotactic biopsy. Since then, I have had some bad reactions with rashes all over and nonstop itching. Has anyone else experienced this?” - Melanie“My wife had a stereotactic biopsy back in September of 2008. They put one of these titanium markers in afterwards. Since then she has…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered I am going for a biopsy for a cluster… Thank you so much for sharing the story of how you coped with fear and…

09/12/12

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Inflammatory Breast Cancer Diagnosis… You are absolutely right--a swollen breast does need prompt attention. I…

06/26/12

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Is lymphedema common after a simple… Linda, I'm sorry you've been through such a painful experience. That's just…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered what decieces need bioxy?only for… I think the original writer wanted to know about biopsies and wasn't sure of…

11/22/11

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