Spot Compression Mammogram... now Stereotactic Bx
My mom had her annual biopsy at the end of February. She received a notice telling her to return for a spot compression mammogram because it was hard to visualize a particular spot on her R breast.
Fast forward to today, she went in for her spot compression. When completed, the radiologist informed her that she needed to have a stereotactic breast biopsy. This is freaking me out! This is tough because this isn't the first time that this has occurred.
My mom had a regular mammogram in 2000 and they had to do a core needle biopsy. Fortunately it turned out negative. Fast forward to 2009, she had a mammogram and found a suspicious area. She had to get a FNA done. NOW THIS HAPPENS...
I'm completely stressed and can't imagine what she is going through. She told me she wanted to forgo the biopsy and wait 6 months for repeat mammogram... But she thought about it and wanted piece of mind, so she went ahead and schedule the biopsy for next week.
I know the odds of benign report is higher than bad report. It certainly helps to be able to vent about this. I wish I was able to help her more, but I can't.
How long does it normally take to get the results? Do they provide a preliminary report immediately after the procedure? Just wondering...
Thanks for reading this!
Last edited by Administrator; 03-30-2012 at 07:30 PM.