Breast biopsies often misdiagnosed, leading to wrong treatment for some

March 17, 2015 6:06 PM

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Breast biopsies often misdiagnosed, leading to wrong treatment for some

Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.

The results indicate that pathologists are very good at determining when invasive cancer is present in breast tissue, but less adept at making the right diagnosis with less serious conditions or when biopsied tissue is normal.

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