Jan 20, 2011 10:45AM redsox wrote:
If it is cancer near the chest wall it is closer to getting out of breast tissue and into tissue that is harder or impossible to remove. They may be less willing to wait and monitor with mammography.
Also, an excisional biopsy might be recommended rather than a needle biopsy because it might be difficult to get the needle into the right location.
We can manage without various bits of our breast tissue but we really need the structure of the chest wall.
If cancer is in the chest wall and they cannot remove it surgically they can do radiation therapy but still it is better to stop it before it gets there.