MDT but no indication of biopsy result


I have had a letter following a biopsy on a breast lump. The letter doesn’t give me any result of the biopsy, but says the case will be discussed at an MDT meeting.

Can anyone tell me, what that means? i.e. they have the result and it’s cancer or could be something benign?

Think MDT stands for multi disciplinary team and is standard for most of us.

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It’s standard procedure. Each breast team meets weekly to look at results and make plans. Then the following week they call us the lovely patients in to hear the decision !!!
Often MDT is on a Friday so as the patient you’re seen the following week

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Hi sunflower6653

Thanks for your post. It’s understandable that you want to know what having your case discussed at the MDT means.

As @crystalbecks says, MDT stands for multi-disciplinary team, which is a team of health care professionals including a pathologist (who specialises in examining cells under the microscope), a breast surgeon and a breast radiologist.

As @Vibby says, it’s standard practice for the MDT to discuss the biopsy results first. This means they have as much information as possible before your appointment. They are usually able to confirm if it benign or a breast cancer, but sometimes more tests are needed before they can confirm a diagnosis. Your breast team can tell you if you if you need further tests at your appointment.

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