What is Breast biopsy?

Category: Procedures

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In breast biopsy, a small tissue of the abnormal growth is obtained and tested. This is usually done to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 10 3
Breast cancer 1 2
Breast lump(s) 1 1
Mastitis 1 0
Phyllodes tumor 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Breast biopsy

Side effect Patients
Whole body pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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1 patient evaluation for Breast biopsy

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for observation and tests)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (whole body pain, mastectomy bilateral, abnormal lab values)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

Jul 1, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for observation and tests)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    Mild (whole body pain, mastectomy bilateral, abnormal lab values)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

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