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How long before the result of the test is known?

Sometimes the results of a breast ultrasound are reported to you immediately. If a technician performs the test you may not get specific information about the study until a radiologist is able to read the images. If a biopsy has been done, you should have information from the test within a few days. If the cells removed during an aspiration are not cancerous but the lump feels questionable or appears suspicious on your ultrasound, the doctor may recommend further testing with a large core needle biopsy or surgical biopsy.

Date Last Reviewed: 5/17/2012

Date Last Modified: 5/17/2012

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