hi yes. After my biopsy I had to wait 9 days for the tests to be done and the multdisciplinary team to meet to discuss the results. It was only after this that I was told I had cancer, along with the stage and grade. prior to this I was simply told that the lump was suspicious and the doctor wanted the pathology results to confirm the diagnosis.
I was also told that the tumour is oestragen positive, but I have to wait another week to find out whether there are receptors to Herceptin before the doctor will confirm which drugs I will be treated with. All I know so far is I will be having chemo, surgery, tamifloxin and radiotherapy.
I am amazed with how much they can find out from my little biopsy!
I hope your wait isn't too long, or too stressful xx
yes pathology results will give you a much more detailed idea of what is happening down to stage and grade of any cancerous tissue that is found. This detailed information forms the basis of the treatment plan and once they have the info the multi disciplinery team will meet to discuss the treatment they think is appropriate.