Breast Core Biopsy

A breast core biopsy is a procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is inserted into the breast to obtain samples. A breast core biopsy is recommended if a visible breast lump or a mass is in the mammogram. If the mass is palpable, the doctor inserts the needle into that area and collects the sample. Otherwise, guidance is provided with the help of an ultrasound. Doctors can also use magnetic resonance imaging and breast X-ray images to assist in the sample collection. A small 2 mm cut is made in the skin to insert the biopsy needle, and the sample is collected.

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Can fibroadenoma of the breast pain during the fertile days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, a mother of a 17 months toddler. Two years ago, I was suspected of having fibroadenoma on the right breast by a doctor who has only done the ultrasound because I did not accept to do the biopsy. The report that is written by the doctor says Ultrasonographic bilatera...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your narration of symptoms. With the history of pain occurring around the period's time, it is more likely to be Fibroadenosis rather than Fibroadenoma. I would like to assure you not to worry about either of these conditions as both of them are onl...  Read Full »

Why is the time written in my two biopsy report different?

Query: Hi doctor, My breast core biopsy pathology reports have different information. In one it is mentioned as specimen collected at 7.10 AM and 5 cores taken. And in the other specimen collected at 2 PM and 8 cores taken. Does that sound strange?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is strange, but not worrisome. Biopsy reports timing would not matter much unless the tissue was kept outside, which is never done. If the tissue is not fixed (put on a fluid called as formalin), no opinion will be possible. 5 cores or 8 cores, depends on the coun...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to remove the entire breast in case of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law got operated for breast lump at before 15 days. We sent that lump to the clinic for further test and found that the lump has cancer cells. Before 13 years, she was operated for the same reason in the same breast, but that time it was a normal lump. Now, we did PET CT scan...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could not find hormone status and HER2 report. Is it done and awaited? The decision of chemotherapy is greatly influenced by those reports. Moreover, the margin seems to be positive and this may need a revision surgery. The pathologist and surgeon needs to discuss. R...  Read Full »

Can we conclude breast cancer with FNAC report?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 41 years old, developed lumps in her breast a few months back. She consulted a doctor and was suggested to take Vitamin E tablets and asked to undergo mammogram and FNAC. The test results are enclosed. The doctor told us nothing to worry since the lumps are benign and the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The FNAC says it is benign (fine needle aspiration cytology). However, it is recommended to get an¬†annual mammogram as follow up. Moreover, as FNAC is not the best for diagnosis, a biopsy is recom...  Read Full »

Report says breast nodules are fibroadenoma, but I am terrified. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, They found two solid nodules around .09 cm on my left breast, one of which was suspicious finding BIRAD 4. On the ultrasonography, it looks black inside, wider than tall. Please help me out. I am terrified. The report said although it could be a fibroadenoma, it is still suspicious.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the ultrasound report of the breast (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which is showing two suspicious solid nodules. Now, it is highly recommended to take a biopsy from both the solid nodules to confirm the diagnosis. Biopsy report ...  Read Full »

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