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March 2020

More than 90% of all breast lumps are non-cancerous. Find out how breast biopsy can easily determine that.

What is a breast biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure where sample tissue from the target site is removed from your body for examination. When it comes to a breast biopsy, tissue from suspicious lumps in the breast will be removed to find out the root cause of it, and if the lump is benign or cancerous.

Types of breast biopsy procedures

Breast biopsies are usually done on an outpatient basis where you can return home after the procedure is completed.

There are several different kinds of breast biopsy procedures. Your doctor will recommend the procedure that best suits the size, location and other characteristics of the breast abnormality.

Types of breast biopsy include:

  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Vacuum assisted needle biopsy
  • Surgical biopsy

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