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Breast Cancer

Papillary Proliferation Lesion

12/08/2010

Question:

Can a papillary proliferation lesion in the breast disappear as seen in one ultrasound and mammogram and two months later not be able to be found again on the ultrasound?

Answer:

Without treatment it is unlikely that a papillary proliferative lesion would disappear. However, you must have had a biopsy to find what the lesion was. And sometimes the needle biopsy removes the entire lesion. This area should be followed closely with follow-up imaging.

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Response by:

Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University