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My Mother was told she has breast cancer in her right breast. However this was told to her from doing a Mammography and Ultra Sound. Should a biopsy be done to really rule out cancer or can they tell its cancer from those test? Scared for her!!!!

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 2 years
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had 2 areas that looked "highly suspicious" on a mammogram, additional views, and U/S. A biopsy was recommended to determine what they were. Some things, to doctors trained in reading the studies have certain appearance(s) that indicate if it is a cancer or not but the final determination is by doing a biopsy.
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    • Lina Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Betti

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I was told at my biopsy appointment expect the test to come back as being cancer. Until there is a definite finding of cancer from a pathologist report, it isn't a real confirmation. I do believe that some types of breast cancer are nearly unmistakable in the way it looks. I found my own lump and there was no doubt in my mind it was cancer. The way it felt was vastly different from any other lump I had ever had. It wasn't a big surprise. Some breast cancers are very difficult to find and to tell from a mammogram and ultrasound. Have her get a biopsy for sure and hope for the best. In case this does turn out to be breast cancer, it doesn't mean a death sentence. Usually you go through treatment and just go on with your life. I was diagnosed at 59 and am now 68, and very healthy. My life is wonderful. Your Mom is lucky to have you in her corner. Please keep us posted. Take care, Sharon
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    • Lina Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Sharon I am a ball of nerves and mess I cant stop crying or worrying because of her age. She said she is a fighter and is going to fight this battle.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had a routine Mammo than referred for Ultra Sound than a biopsy which came back positive than surgery. My mammo & ultra showed suspicious cells which they said looked positive
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    As Betti said.... They usually can tell by the look or the feel of a lump, but a biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. I know it's scary, but breast cancer isn't a death sentence. Keep us informed. Prayers to you.
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    • Lina Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks I will keep you update as she is going to get a second option on Monday. I am trying to stay positive for her but this is hard.

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