Intraductal papilloma -- why excision?
Hello, this may not be the right area for this topic, but am having problems clarifying something about my biopsy results. Fortunately, they turned out benign, but the lesion was identified as intraductal papilloma with no cellular atypia. (There has been no nipple discharge.) I don't know yet whether it was a single or multiple papilloma.
I am supposed to meet with a surgeon on Monday for a consultation about having the papilloma removed, but was told that the standard practice is excision to check if cancerous cells can be seen.
But if it is benign, then why is it checked for cancer? Or does it mean that the surgeon takes out the papilloma to see if a cancerous area lies in the duct underneath it?
I've seen the general information about intraductal papilloma online but just wanted to clarify further. Any information would be much appreciated. I've told friends that the biopsy results were benign, but now am wondering whether that was premature.
Thanks very much,