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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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One of the most frightening aspects of my breast cancer diagnosis in 1998 was that I never knew my symptoms might be breast cancer until the doctor told me I needed a biopsy for inflammatory breast cancer. I didn't know that breast cancer doesn't always start with a lump.   About eight weeks earlier at the beginning of February, I jumped…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered How long does it take the average… Hi - There's no real "average" when it comes to healing; each of our bodies…

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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…

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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…

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