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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

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Last Updated: 18 September 2020

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Of all different types of cancers, breast cancer is one of the most talked about, and with good reason. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their life. That's why every woman should be thinking about how to protect herself from this disease. Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the breast. Usually, it begins with tubes that transport milk from breast to nipple. If cancer spreads to other parts of the breast or body, it's called invasive breast cancer. Some breast cancers are more aggressive, growing more quickly than others. Although women are 100 times more likely to develop breast cancer, men can also get the disease because they do have breast tissue. You are more likely to get breast cancer if you are over 50, You start your periods before age 12, or you have a close family member with disease. Drinking more than a couple of glasses of alcohol a day and using hormone replacement therapy for several years also may increase your risk. The telltale sign of breast cancer is lump in your breast or armpit. You may also notice a change in shape, size, or texture of your breast, or have fluid coming from your nipple when you re not breastfeeding. If you notice any changes in your breasts, call your doctor. You 'll probably need to have an imaging scan, such as mammogram, MRI, or ultrasound. A piece of tissue may be removed from your breast, called a biopsy. With these tests, your doctor can tell whether you have breast cancer, and if so, determine whether or not it has spread. So, how do we treat breast cancer? That really depends on the type of cancer, and how quickly it's spreading. Your doctor may recommend that you have cancer removed with surgery. Sometimes it's enough just to remove lump. That's called a lumpectomy. In other cases, doctor will need to remove the entire breast to get rid of all cancer or prevent it from coming back. That's called a mastectomy. Other treatments for breast cancer include chemotherapy, medicines that kill cancer cells, and radiation therapy, which uses energy to destroy cancer. Women whose cancer is fuelled by the hormone estrogen may receive hormone therapy to block the effects of estrogen on their cancer. Today's breast cancer treatments are better than ever. Many women who have breast cancer go on to live long, healthy lives. The outlook really depends on how fast the tumor is growing, and how far it has spread. That's why it's so important to report any changes in your breasts to your doctor as soon as you notice them. Women who are at especially high risk for breast cancer because of their family history can talk to their doctor about taking medicine or even having surgery to reduce their risk. You are asked to undress from waist up. During the biopsy, you are awake. You are most likely asked to lie facing down on the biopsy table.

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