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Just had my 6 month follow up mammogram and it show my calcification s have grown and I need a biopsy. What can I expect?

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    anonymous
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    There are numerous ways to do a biopsy. My place offered a biopsy guided by Ultrasound, Stereotactically, or MRI. I imagine they also did a needle localization but not sure. Any of the methods the Dr. will numb the area first, then numb it deeper before either removing sample(s) or placing a needle. He will most likely place a clip in the area and they will do a "gentle" mammogram to make sure the clip is where they want it. By "gentle" I mean it's the regular 2 views but with just a little compression. I had 2 done of 2 different areas 2 different ways about 10 days apart even though the first was positive, they wanted to check the other area even though he captured a little of it with the first biopsy. Keep us posted as we are here for you.
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      anonymous
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      I had mine done yesterday. Numbing on the outside followed by numbing in the area inside. I still felt pinches inside. . I had three separate needles and a clip implanted. They follow with another mammo to make sure the clip is correct for the...

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      I had mine done yesterday. Numbing on the outside followed by numbing in the area inside. I still felt pinches inside. . I had three separate needles and a clip implanted. They follow with another mammo to make sure the clip is correct for the surgeon.

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    anonymous
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    Unfortunately this happened to me. Cancer found in micro calcifications in 2012 had Lumpectomy & 35 radiation treatments. 2014 more suspicious calcifications found biopsy confirmed cancerous so my Oncologist recommended mastectomy so I did a double with immediate reconstruction.
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