Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David
some breast cancers don't show up on mammogram.
but they will show up on breast MRI scan or ultrasound.
invasive lobular breast cancer can sometimes now show up on mammogram, but will show up on a biopsy.
did you get a biopsy of your breast lump which showed cancer?
Yes I had a biopsy, after the first treatment and even just before, the breast was not hard anymore...
that is good.
it sounds like the chemotherapy is working.
this is a good thing.
but you still need to finish your chemothrapy.
and you will still need some surgery to the breast, either a lumpectomy or mastectomy
and you might still need radiation therapy possibly.
So there is no mistaking that its was a positive/negative diagnosis?
I will spwak to the surgeon, I would prefer a lumpectomy but prefer not to have a mastectomy
the chemotherapy doctor would not give you chemotherapy if there was any question about the diagnosis.
hopefully if your breast cancer shrinks enough, you could have a lumpectomy.
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