Whether you have an open surgical or a minimally invasive breast biopsy, the tissue analysis will show if a breast lesion or abnormality is cancerous. The breast biopsy results are generally returned from the lab within a couple of days of the biopsy procedure. Your doctor will schedule time to review and discuss the findings with you.
Understand that waiting for the breast biopsy results can be an unnerving experience. You may find yourself fearing the worst - a positive, or breast cancer diagnosis. However, it is important to remember that 80% of all breast biopsies do not turn out to be breast cancer. Even so, you may want to bring a friend or family member to the doctor visit for support.