Doubts on Accuracy of Breast Biopsy Results

March 18, 2015 6:51 AM

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As per the paper published in Tuesday’s edition of Journal JAMA, around 75 percent of the breast cancer biopsies are misinterpreted. A large number of pathologists were unable to correctly diagnose breast tissue biopsies. The research reveals that that misdiagnoses breast biopsy result may lead to under or over treatment. Additionally, experts recommend that doctors should consult with other colleagues as well before making the final diagnosis.

It is possible that breast biopsies are no longer the gold standard for resolving unclear mammograms or ultrasounds.

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