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Unneccesary Breast Biopsies: Needle Biopsies vs Scalpels by MKirschMD Posted Sun 20 Mar 2011 6:00am This is a family blog. At times, I have had to expunge comments for inappropriate content. My criteria for comment eradication include Raw language Personal attacks Overt commercial objectives There was a time in my lifetime when breasts were considered an inappropriate topic in public discourse. You never saw Little Ricky suckling ... Read on »
Needle Biopsy for Breast Cancer Diagnosis? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am In an earlier blog, I very briefly discussed a press release in which a panel of breast disease specialists agreed that needle biopsy should now be considered the 'gold standard' for initial diagnosis of breast cancer.  On December 15, 2009, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a free fi ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 0010 12:00am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine need ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:28am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine needl ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Surgery or Needle Biopsy? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 12:00am The October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons contains a special report from a recent conference examining the best procedure for breast cancer diagnosis.  A recent press release presented some of the information discussed in the paper.  The consensus opinion from this conference was that needle biopsies are the best ... Read on »
Surgeons Often Inappropriately Perform Open Breast Biopsies by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 12:00am All women should keep this fact in mind. If they have a suspicious breast mass and they are referred to a breast surgeon, they will be more likely to have an unnecessary open biopsy as opposed to a needle biopsy, which is much less invasive. The background for this assertion was provided in a recent article (see: Study of Breast Biop ... Read on »
Happy Dance Day by Renee Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Feb 2012 9:49pm Just getting ready to head off to bed and thinking about this past week and all that has been going on in my corner of the world.  Actually, in my body.  Last Wed. I had my annual mammogram. On Thursday I got a call saying they wanted to take more pictures...nothing suspicious, but a change in the left breast.   So I went in Friday for another, m ... Read on »
Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed by HealthFinder Posted Sun 20 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note. ... Read on »
Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy by anewkindofperfect Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm My left boob (sorry for the word, I normally call them my STUPID boobs LOL) was fine on the mammogram. My right boob however was not. You know, the boob that were did NOT have concerns with. It showed a small nodule, under one of my incision lines from my reduction. The radiologist said it was probably attached to the skin and was scar tissu ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Jan 0013 12:00am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ... Read on »