Interpreting the result

The purpose of a cytology or biopsy is to obtain an accurate diagnosis of the changes or lesions found in the breast. 

Most of the times a diagnosis can be achieved. 

More rarely we are left with 2 or 3 possibilities, or a new sample or complementary studies are necessary.
It is extremely rare though that no malignancy can be detected after other tests have indicated cancer. 

Whatever the case, it is crucial that the pathologist analyzing the biopsy has full access to the woman’ s clinical history, physical exam and imaging test reports. 

In the case of any change in these, it is crucial to do a new evaluation of the change/lesion. 

Remember to stay alert and watch close any nodules or lesions detected. If there are any changes (growth, hardening, etc.) talk with your doctor as soon as possible.

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