An ultrasound scan (using sound waves to produce an image)
A core biopsy (using a hollow needle to take a sample of tissue to be looked at under a microscope – several tissue samples may be taken at the same time)
A fine needle aspiration (FNA) (using a fine needle and syringe to take a sample of cells to be looked at under a microscope)
4. How is PASH treated?
In most cases you won’t need any treatment or follow-up if you have PASH. Usually you’ll only be asked to go back to your GP or the breast clinic if have a lump and it gets bigger or you notice a change.
If the area of PASH is large or gets bigger, you may need an excision biopsy (removing a sample of breast tissue to be examined under a microscope). This will usually be done under general anaesthetic.
5. Does PASH increase my risk of breast cancer?
Having PASH does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
It’s important to continue to be breast aware, and to go back to your GP if you notice any changes in your breasts, however soon this is after your diagnosis of PASH.