Signs and symptoms
posted by ShivS
20 April 2023

How often is a biopsy wrong?

Last reply: 28 April 2023 22:11

I had my biopsy back on 2 breast lumps. They have come back benign but the consultant wasn’t happy with them. He said the biopsy said they couldn’t be 100% & that they’d need to excise & test to be certain. He also said the scans & feel looked to be cancer but we should take the biopsy as a good sign. Is it often that it could be wrong?



commented by Cancer Nurse
26 April 2023

26 April 2023 10:16

Hi ShivS,


Thank you for your post.


I am sorry to read that you have 2 breast lumps. While it is a good sign that the biopsy came back as benign sometimes they do need to perform additional tests to be sure. It is difficult waiting on further procedures but these are necessary.


ShivS, if you would like to chat with one of our cancer nurses as any stage please contact the Support Line on 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.


Kind regards,


Cancer Nurse

commented by ShivS
28 April 2023

28 April 2023 22:11

Thank you. I’ve had them removed & awaiting results. They suspect they are papillary lesions & hard to diagnose on a biopsy.

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