Biopsy Question

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gumoore
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   Posted 7/4/2006 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
So, after a mammogram, ultrasound and MRI, I have a biopsy set for this Thursday.
 
I just love my surgeon, she tells me so confidently that all we're doing is ruling out IBC, but in my opinion there just isn't a whole lot of wiggle room here and all wer'e doing is confirming IBC.
 
What I'd like to know is how long after a biopsy did results come in for some of you? I have a friend who had a biopsy and results within an hour but the coordinator for my surgeon said it could take up to seven days.
 
You know, the anxiety and fear has gone on so long, I don't know how I'll feel about the diagnosis, but I do know that I'll finally have relief and an answer.
 
Thanks,
Gayle
 
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postal2
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   Posted 7/4/2006 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gayle, I had my biopsy on a lump on Wed and had the results on Friday. I know that it does take longer sometimes, and I know that has got to be torture! I hope you get your results sooner that a week, and I pray that it is benign. If it is not, then you have found a great place for support! I am sending you a {{{{{HUG}}}}} and will be waiting to hear. Hang in there sweetie, we are here for you.
Gail
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Tavish
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   Posted 7/4/2006 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had an excisional biopsy and got immediate results of cancer. They did a frozen section of the tumor. It then took a week to get the details telling what kind of cancer and traits and the details. It seems to vary from hospital to hospital, depends also on the schedule of the pathologist who does the report. The waiting is the hardest part, hang in there....and don't think that a longer wait time ensures bad news, it has nothing to do with the results.

Lori


Lmmackey
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   Posted 7/5/2006 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
My results took a week counting the weekend (Fri. to Fri.) Waiting is always the hardest part. We're here for you, so hang in there! I hope your results come quickly and that they are B9! That'll be music to your ears!

Take care!
Laure'
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gumoore
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   Posted 7/6/2006 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your posts...they helped tremendously.

I've just gone through the biopsy - the freezing is starting to wear off so OUCH! But other than that, this was easier than the MRI.

It's also been made a lot easier by this forum....I'm a lot calmer than I was when this first started.

Cheers!
Gayle
 
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MNlady13
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   Posted 7/6/2006 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Gayle, I got the results of the first biopsy within an hour or so, but the second/third ones done four years later took the customary week to 10 days. Hope you don't have to wait too long. Waiting for test results is one of the hardest parts of coping with cancer. Hang in there. We are waiting with you. Hugs, Lauri
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ms.kentucky
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   Posted 9/1/2006 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gayle, it took 8 looong days for my results, which were inconclusive. We went ahead and removed the mass tho, and now I'm awaiting the results on the pathology. Good luck, and be thankful you found these ladies. I am.

lemonz
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   Posted 9/2/2006 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Gayle, Only when I ended up a multi color did someone finally listen. By that time I finally realized I needed the kind of help I could not get out here and went to a Breast Disease surgeon in the city. I have to admit I knew I had cancer and my surgeon could tell I knew. He told me he was confirming what we both suspected. If I did not want to drive back into town and sit in the waiting room until his patients were gone, he could call me at home. Seems he likes the waiting room empty so only gives bad news last( My DSIL went in and she said she knew when she was called last). He asked if Vic would be there for the call. He would probably call after six at night. I was given various slips for tests to take home. That is how sure my surgeon was. That was almost 8 years ago. Hard to believe sometimes. My SIL is a survivor of two different BC occurances. I hated the part you are going through the most. Waiting is a very nasty word. Hugs, Joyce
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Candy
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   Posted 9/2/2006 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Gayle:

It took about two days to get the results from the lumpectomy.  But it was a little longer with the first biopsy.  It seems that we all have to play the hurry and wait game.  It is hard, but I am so glad you found this board.  Just try to relax and stay calm.  When I think back to three years ago, I remember that in about a 35 day time I had been dx'd, had biopsy, had lumpectomy, a simple mast. and the start of reconstruction.  That is a lot in a short period of time, but at that time it seemed like 35 years. 

We are waiting with you.

Hugs and many blessings,

Candy


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ms.kentucky
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   Posted 9/2/2006 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello ladies. It took 8 days for me to get the report on my ultrasound guided biopsy. And there was insufficient tissue taken. We went ahead with an incision biopsy on the 30th. I am waitin again now. Wish they couldve done the frozen thing and told me immediately. The waiting has been overhelming with me. But try to stay busy, go out to dinner, keep occupied. Thats the best advice I can give. BTW, I love these boards, and have felt better since finding you girls. Thanks for being here cool
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