All cancer chemotherapy is unpleasant, but the chemo we use for breast cancer is particularly nasty. Megan is 48 and was admitted this week with a fever and diarrhoea, a week after her third course of CEF — cyclophosphamide, epirubicin and 5-flurouracil. Her breast cancer was diagnosed a few months ago — she noticed a lump in her left breast when washing herself in the bath. Megan could tell from the face of her GP when she was examined that it was going to be bad. Then, shortly after, there was the ultrasound, mammogram and trucut needle biopsy at the breast clinic which hurt more than she was expecting — Megan was really scared by this time.
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By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions. Hello, Thank you for posting a question. Firstly, now a days, breast cancer becomes an epidemic like. Now, from the report, your clinical examination revealed signs indicating more towards a malignant lesion.
A biopsy is a medical test commonly performed by a surgeon , interventional radiologist , or an interventional cardiologist. The process involves extraction of sample cells or tissues for examination to determine the presence or extent of a disease. The tissue is generally examined under a microscope by a pathologist ; it may also be analyzed chemically. When an entire lump or suspicious area is removed, the procedure is called an excisional biopsy. An incisional biopsy or core biopsy samples a portion of the abnormal tissue without attempting to remove the entire lesion or tumor.