Breast Biopsy

Open Excisional: a small incision (cut) is made as close as possible to the lump and the lump, together with a surrounding margin of tissue, is removed for examination. If the lump is large only a portion of it may be removed.

Fine Needle Aspiration: a needle is inserted through your skin into the breast lump and a sample of tissue is removed for examination.

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