Large-Core Needle Biopsy Safe and Effective in Pregnant
and Postpartum Women
ATLANTA, GA -- May 3, 2002
Large-core needle biopsy (LCNB)
is a safe and accurate method of diagnosing breast lesions in
pregnant and postpartum women, according to research presented
here Thursday at the 102nd annual meeting of the American Roentgen
Ray Society (ARRS).
"Most breast lesions in pregnant or postpartum women are benign,"
said Stephanie Misono, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston,
Massachusetts, United States. "But cancers in this population
tend to be advanced and aggressive."
According to the researchers, 1 percent to 2 percent of all breast
cancers are diagnosed during pregnancy. Stage to stage, the prognosis
is similar for pregnant and nonpregnant patients, but pregnant
women present with more advanced lesions, so determining the
safety and efficacy of LCNB in this population is necessary.
[05/07/2002; Doctor's Guide]
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