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I have a soft tissue mass in my forearm that has

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I have a soft tissue mass in my forearm that has calcification and is eroding my bone. I had a core needle biopsy yesterday at a cancer institute in the area and after the first sample a pathologist came in and the radiologist went with them he said to see if we needed more samples. He came back into the room about 10 minutes later and took 6 more samples. What is the pathologist
Looking for in those few minutes to decide if they need more? Do they know immediately it is cancer and need more to find out what kind? At first I wasn't too nervous about the biopsy because the pain started a few months ago and then a lump formed but now it no longer hurts but the mass has gotten larger. Everything I have read says pain gets worse if it's cancer not better so I wasn't too worried but now I really am. What Benign soft tissue masses could cause bone erosion and have calcification?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 months ago.

A benign mass can cause bone erosion due to pressure.

The demand for more tissue material is usually a common phenomenon as pathologist is unable to comment about the tissue. So asking for more samples is a common occurrence.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thank you
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