Breast biopsies leave room for doubt

March 18, 2015 3:03 PM

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Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer, but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds.

Because of the uncertainty, women whose results fall into the gray zone between normal and malignant -- with diagnoses like “atypia” or “ductal carcinoma in situ” -- should seek second opinions on their biopsies, researchers say. Misinterpretation can lead women to have surgery and other treatments ...

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