Hi Tina and welcome to the BCC forums.
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They won't be able to stage you until they have got all the results from surgery - especially the amount of lymph node involvement, if any. You will also probably be sent for CT and bone scans, to make sure it hasn't spread further. They wil be reluctant to tell you much until they know the full picture. Good luck - I hope it is as good news as possible.
Your going in to hospital the day before me! I don't know if I need lumpectomy or mastectomy yet, won't know until I have my MRI at the beginning of March.
The docs said at the moment I have DCIS, but until they take the lumps out and test them, they won't know for sure if there is anything else because the biopsy only takes a small part of the lumps. They also said they would check out my lymph nodes while they are there, save them going back in later if they find anything invasive.
Welcome to the site..im quite new to this to!
The biopsy was to see if lumps were benign or cancerous,i think they'll let you know size and grade etc after the surgery, thats what happened with me. I was diagnosed in december,had mastectomy in jan..about 10days later got results of size/grade, im starting chemo on 2nd march
Take care Tracey xx
hi im new to this site. ive just been told i have 3 lumps in my rite breast and some lynph nodes ,i go in for surgery on 24th march for masectomy and removel of ln but when i asked the dr what stage the cancer was he said they dont no till ive had my breast off.well wot was the biopsy for ,hoe big r my lumps they not saying anything im just booked in and so confuse.