Breast Biopsy – an overview from Mayo Clinic


A breast biopsy provides a sample of tissue that doctors use to identify and diagnose abnormalities in the cells that make up breast lumps, other unusual breast changes, or suspicious or concerning findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. The lab report from the breast biopsy can help determine whether you need additional surgery or other treatment.

Why it’s done

Your doctor may recommend a breast biopsy if:
• You or your doctor feels a lump or thickening in your breast, and your doctor suspects breast cancer
• Your mammogram shows a suspicious area in your breast
• An ultrasound scan reveals a suspicious finding
• Your breast MRI reveals a suspicious finding
• You have unusual nipple or areolar changes, including crusting, scaling, dimpling skin or a bloody discharge

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