Can a biopsy needle rupture the membrane of a DCIS and make it invasive?
Hi! I’m concerned about the consequences of having a biopsy. I know it is to lower the number of surgeries regarding benign lesions but I wonder:
The definition of DCIS is (according to cancer.org) that “ the cells that line the ducts have changed to cancer cells but they have NOT spread through the walls of the ducts into the nearby breast tissue”
The definition of IDC(according to nationalbreastcancer.org) is that “ Invasive Ductal Carcinoma is an invasive cancer where abnormal cancer cells that began forming in the milk ducts have spread beyond the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue.”
My question is: Can DCIS cells escape to the surrounding area through the hole made by the needle through the duct AND the membrane of the DCIS and turn it into invasive?