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How Long For Results?

Your doctor should have a final report in a few days. If the cells removed during aspiration are not cancerous but the lump feels questionable or appears suspicious on a mammogram or ultrasound, the doctor may recommend further testing with a large core needle biopsy or surgical biopsy.

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