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this hypoechoic mass should be biopsied in the breast
Is it a painful procedure?
have your doctors set you up for a biopsy?
should not be very painful
women usually handle pain much better than men.
recommendation : Further evaluated ( removal and biopsy )
to see what it is.
I tried to google the diagnosis. I read something about HYPOECHOLIC MASS , saying, " It is not a medical condition." May not be treated.
what does it mean?
hypoechoic just means that the ultrasound signal is not bouncing back well.
I mean Hypoechoic...
it does not say what is inside there.
could be an infected gland.
or a swollen cyst
or a breast cancer.
so you need a biopsy to know for sure.
what does it mean to have " No evidence of abnormal calcifications."
calcifications in the breast can look normal or worrisome.
so you don't have any worrisome calcifications in your breast.
but then I have this lobulated margined hypoechoic mass...
how is biopsy done?
what are the causes of hypoechoic mass?
a biopsy is done by sticking a thin hollow needle into the lump in the breast.
a breast cancer can be a cause.
or an infected breast gland or an infected breast cyst can cause an hypoechoic mass.
the only way for me to be know more is BIOPSY, right?
yes, the only way to know for sure is a biopsy.
Are there other things that I need to know?
Are there other things that I need to do?
Is breast cancer curable nowadays?
yes, breast cancer is very curable.
we have more information about curing breast cancer than we do for all other cancers combined.
Dr. David, what does it mean by peripheral lobulated?
lobulated means lumpy bumping on the surface on the outside of the lump.
I've read about smething like smooth edges is only possible for benign while irregular could be cancerous...
is peripheral lobulated an irregular shape?
yes, peripheral lobulated is an irregular shape.
best of luck to you
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