Common Benign Lesions
Benign conditions are common!
- Only one third of symptomatic clinic patients will have pathological investigation
- > 90% of patients attending a symptomatic breast clinic do not have cancer
- For every one malignant FNA/core biopsy there will be two benigns
- For every malignant excision there will be one benign excision
- Even when the molecular revolution has run its course pathologists will still be needed to diagnose benign conditions!!!