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Nov 30, 2012 07:22PM
Hi KansasTeacher - If you're scheduled for a biopsy after the diagnostic mammo, then yes, you'll have the biopsy if they find anything suspicious.It sounds like they've already found something suspicious, so this mammo is for diagnostic purposes only, to do the biopsy.
Some places will be able to give you some preliminary results immediately. Some places don't. You can most definitely request it and see what they say.
More than 80% of findings wind up being benign. I'll be praying that yours falls in the 80% category.
Sending you hugs & prayers,
::::Life, Love, Hope, LIVE :::: mets to lungs, chest wall, sternum, liver, spleen, L5 spine
09/26/2010 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast
9/27/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
12/01/2010 Cytoxan (chemical name: cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel)
08/23/2012 Prophylactic (also called preventive) removal of the ovaries
10/30/2012, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
12/17/2012 Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
01/03/2013 Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin), Cytoxan (chemical name: cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (also called 5-fluorouracil or 5-FU; brand name: Adrucil)
05/14/2013 Carboplatin (brand name: Paraplatin), Taxol (chemical name: paclitaxel)
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