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Breast Health | Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeons
Surgical Breast Biopsy
Seventy-five percent of all breast cancers occur in women with NO family history of breast cancer. We know that lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, alcohol consumption and smoking all play a vital role in the development of breast cancer. Before you can understand what is abnormal in breast tissue, it is important to understand the normal structures of the breast. It is the first step in understanding how it functions and how it at times becomes diseased. Please refer to the diagram below. The breast is covered with skin 8 and it protects the lobules 3 that produce the milk, ducts 6 that carry the milk to the nipple-areola 5 complex 4 ,, fibrous supportive connective tissue and fat 7.
Excisional Biopsy of the Breast
Hi everyone. I have a 2cm malignant mass and a 1cm DCIS that are six inches apart in my left breast. The doctors are recommending that I have a mastectomy since they are far from each other and I have small breasts.
A breast biopsy is the removal of a sample of breast tissue so that it can be tested for breast cancer. This can be done in a few ways. With a core needle biopsy, ultrasound or MRI guidance may be used. With an open procedure, stereotactic surgery or wire localization may be recommended to make sure the biopsy samples the abnormality.