A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. A breast biopsy is a way to evaluate a suspicious area in your breast to determine whether it is breast cancer.
Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast | Core Needle Biopsy
A breast biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of breast tissue is removed and sent to a laboratory for testing. A breast biopsy is the best way to evaluate if a suspicious lump or portion of your breast is cancerous. There are several conditions that can cause lumps or growths in the breast. A breast biopsy can help determine if a lump in your breast is cancerous or benign, which means noncancerous. A breast biopsy is typically performed to investigate a lump in the breast. Most breast lumps are noncancerous.
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Core needle biopsy uses a hollow needle to remove samples of tissue from the breast. A pathologist studies these samples under a microscope to see if they contain cancer. If they do, more tests will be done to help plan your treatment. Learn about factors that affect your prognosis and treatment.
Archived: This summary is based on a report that is greater than 3 years old. Findings should not be considered current. This is a summary of a systematic review update evaluating the current evidence regarding the comparative effectiveness of core-needle biopsy and open surgical biopsy for diagnosing breast lesions. The systematic review summarizes the accuracy and possible harms of various core-needle biopsy methods.