Clinician's Guide to Imaging and Pathologic Findings in Benign Breast Disease

Neal, Lonzetta; Tortorelli, Cindy L.; Nassar, Aziza
March 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2010, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p274
Academic Journal
The discussion of abnormal results of breast imaging and abnormal pathologic findings can be challenging for health care professionals and often is stressful for patients. Although most Imaging findings and biopsy results are negative and do not infer a substantial increase in breast cancer risk, the subsequent conversation between the patient and her practitioner is more effective and Informative with a thorough review of the pathologic results and an appreciation of the importance of radiologic-histologic concordance. This article provides insight into and understanding of breast Imaging and biopsy techniques and of histologic findings as a means to timely and appropriate decision making and action by the patient and her health care professional.


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