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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on How it Hits You when you get that kind… Thanks for sharing what you are feeling with the group.  I bet you…




PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I have a biopsy scheduled for next… D, if you're having surgery, they would automatically take it out, I'd…


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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered i've read that 80% of biopsies are… If they do a punch or needle biopsy, you can probably go back to work the…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I was informed I need a biopsy done(due… Hi - Not sure if you're in the U.S.; and I'm also not sure if the…


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