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Topic: Wide Excision?

Forum: Waiting for Test Results —

For members not diagnosed with breast cancer, but waiting for test results:  Biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, or other screening tests. Waiting is VERY difficult but remember...

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Posted on: Sep 10, 2019 02:56PM - edited Sep 10, 2019 02:59PM by dcnotmd

dcnotmd wrote:

I've now met with a breast surgeon, who will be doing the wire localization/excisional biopsy next month on what a core needle biopsy showed is a Complex Sclerosing Lesion (after being flagged as an architectural distortion on my screening mammogram and then the followup diagnostic mammogram).

Her appointment notes said that the plan is for a "wide excision." Is that just another name for an excisional biopsy?

She mentioned that about 10% of the time DCIS can be found nearby CSL tissue--if a "wide excision" is something slightly more expansive, is that so that the areas a little removed from the CSL can be looked at as well?

Or did she maybe just misspeak in dictating her notes?

(Sure, I could leave a message to ask HER, but what fun would that be? :) )

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