Why It Is Done
A breast biopsy checks to see if a
breast lump or a suspicious area seen on a mammogram is cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Testing a biopsy sample is the only reliable way to find out if cancer cells are present.1
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
March 29, 2011
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