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5 Types of Breast Biopsies

Posted by Renita Butler Varghese, M.D. on Nov 23, 2016 8:09:00 AM

In rare cases when a mammogram, breast ultrasound or MRI can’t quite rule out breast cancer, a breast biopsy may be necessary. In a biopsy, cells or tissue from a concerning area in the breast are removed for an experienced pathologist to examine. These tissue samples help doctors determine with more certainty whether or not cancer is present.

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Topics: breast biopsy, breast cancer, core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy

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