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What does invasive biospy mean?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Hi Melba, Invasive generally means that something is going to go inside you to (in the case of a breast lump) take a biopsy. "Invasive" can include a needle or surgical biopsy. Do you have to go to a hospital or surgical center, or will it be done in a breast center or doctor's office?
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I had a local anesthestic for a core biopsy- a small incision was made to thread a the hollow needle through and extract tissue from 4 different quadrants of the tumor. It was ultra sound guided. It was still painful but i didn't need further biopsy as a fine needle may which can be inconclusive.
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      What was the post procdeure like?

      about 3 years Flag
  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Melba, I had what is referred to as a minimally invasive breast biopsy. It was a stereotactic needle biopsy done at the breast center at my hospital. It was with local anesthesia. My results prompted the pathologist to request a surgical biopsy.
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi Nancy,
      what was the post procedure like? How are ytou now?

      about 3 years Flag
  • teresa clark Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hey Melba! Did you get an info packet from the American Cancer Society? There's a cancer dictionary in there & I've referred to it a dozen times already! If you don't have it, go to their site & request one.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • teresa clark Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hey Melba! Did you get an info packet from the American Cancer Society? There's a cancer dictionary in there & I've referred to it a dozen times already! If you don't have it, go to their site & request one.
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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