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why I am being sent back for a diagnostic mammogram immediately after biopsy came back normal

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anonymous

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    What has your doctor told you? I used to do mammos. and helped with biopsies. If in doing a post biopsy mammo. right afterwards and it showed the area was still there they'd go in a repeat the biopsy after the breast had healed (I worked with a surgeon who was not very good at times for getting the correct area and it necessitated another biopsy). I'm not saying this is in your case that's why you need to be talking with your doctor.
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    • karla memdez Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Oh thanks you SO much for responding to my post!!
      I had my biopsy on Monday they called me today and the mammogram is tomorrow, I did not talk to the doctor but to her nurse who just said "the Dr. wants the mammogram done before you come to your...

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      Oh thanks you SO much for responding to my post!!
      I had my biopsy on Monday they called me today and the mammogram is tomorrow, I did not talk to the doctor but to her nurse who just said "the Dr. wants the mammogram done before you come to your f/u appt." I guess she will explain it then.
      Your response makes sense, and calms me down a little bit.
      Thank you again.

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  • Beverly Brown Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If the dr placed a marker where he did the biopsy it could be to make sure they can see the marker. They did that to me so next year they would see the marker and know that's where they biopsied
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    • karla memdez Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      yes she did, I am sure that's it. thank you!

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had 2 biopsises and markers were placed and a "gentle" mammo. was done before I left the clinic both times. Only one was mentioned on the surgical specimen so wonder if the first one was removed with the 2nd biopsy since the 2 areas were right...

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      I had 2 biopsises and markers were placed and a "gentle" mammo. was done before I left the clinic both times. Only one was mentioned on the surgical specimen so wonder if the first one was removed with the 2nd biopsy since the 2 areas were right next to each other.

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  • Mandana K. Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Maybe your doctor is not expert and in mammography still is an doubtful area
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