Sometimes, when there is an abnormal finding in the breast, a biopsy is needed to check whether or not it’s breast cancer. Although it can be scary, keep in mind most breast biopsies in the U.S. don’t show cancer .
Even so, we know waiting for your biopsy results can be hard. Be sure to ask your health care provider when you can expect the results, so you know how long you will have to wait.
Remember, if breast cancer is found, it can be treated. With standard treatment, breast cancers that are found early have a high chance of survival.
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Here are some tips that may make the wait a little easier:
If your biopsy results show breast cancer, learning more about the factors that affect prognosis and treatment can help you understand your diagnosis. Learning more can also help you make informed decisions about your treatment options.
This information will be included on your pathology report.
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