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General Info About Breast Biopsy

Breast biopsy involves removing a sample of breast tissue and examining it under a microscope to determine whether it is cancerous or benign (non-cancerous).

A breast biopsy is advised if the health care provider is concerned about breast cancer because of an abnormal mammogram or breast ultrasound, or a palpable growth during physical examination.

Breast Biopsy

Breast biopsy can be performed by various techniques-

  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Biopsy (FNAC).
  • Core Needle Biopsy (CNB).
  • Vacuum-assisted Biopsy.
  • Excision Biopsy (surgical biopsy).

Imaging guidance (x-ray, ultrasound or MRI) is required for non-palpable breast growth or lumps.

Advantages of non-surgical biopsies-

Non-surgical biopsies

  • Are less stressful for the patient.
  • Minimize the risk of complications like bleeding and infection.
  • Cause minimum skin scarring.
  • Leave no internal scar to interfere with the accuracy of future mammograms.

Disadvantage of non-surgical biopsies-

  • Non-surgical biopsies are not always as reliable as surgical biopsies in producing a conclusive diagnosis. Some patients who undergo a non-surgical biopsy have to undergo a follow-up surgical biopsy.

The results for small biopsies and fine needle aspirations may be available the next day. The result of most breast biopsies is available within a few days after the procedure. Sometimes special testing is required, and the results may take longer.

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