Women Will Develop Invasive Breast Cancer

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“About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer” (“U.S Breast Cancer Statistics”). Breast cancer is an issue that is affecting more and more women each and every day. There are plenty ways that technology and treatment has evolved to help detect breast cancer sooner. Because of the rise in breast cancer cases over the years, many organizations and resources have been created to help patients cope with this disease. Through breast exams, biopsies, different types of therapies, and places to turn to for help, breast cancer patients are able to let out all their emotional and physical struggles with having cancer.…show more content…
There are several types of biopsies that can be done to detect breast cancer including, core biopsies, open surgical biopsies, and wire localization, but more specifically, percutaneous breast biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, and stereotactic breast biopsies. The purpose for a breast biopsy is to take a sample of breast tissue where a lump is found in the breast. After the sample is taken, it is then sent to a lab where it is reviewed by a specialist. Core biopsies are the most common way a sample is taken. A hollow instrument is inserted through a small incision in the breast by a healthcare professional to essentially scoop out and remove the lump. In an open surgical biopsy, the sample is removed by a large incision made at the location of the lump. Wire localization occurs when the mass is difficult to locate or may not be felt as easily. It is more of a marker to aid a biopsy since thin wires are placed to specify what area needs to be removed. A percutaneous breast biopsy specifically uses a needle or probe to locate and take samples from the breast tissue. There are many underlying risks a patient may experience, but most importantly is the possibility of having a false-negative result. The academic journal published by Krames On-Demand explains, “This means you may have cancer cells that don’t show up in the biopsy sample. If the results aren’t clear, you are likely to have another type of biopsy” (“Percutaneous Breast Biopsy”). To a patient,
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