Types of Biopsy Services We Offer
Breast Ultrasound Biopsy
Breast Stereotactic Biopsy
MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
Ultrasound-Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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Biopsy is an important tool that provides critical information about your health. Our specialists are here to guide you through a minimally-invasive breast biopsy when needed. Schedule this potentially life-saving procedure today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Biopsies
A biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small piece of tissue or cells is removed from a person's body for examination under a microscope. A biopsy aims to help diagnose or rule out certain medical conditions, such as cancer or infections.
Biopsy results will take a few business days.
Biopsies are always considered a medical necessity and should be covered by any health insurance plan.
A biopsy can help diagnose cancer by determining whether cancerous cells are in the tissue sample. However, a biopsy alone typically cannot determine the stage of cancer.
The cancer stage refers to how much cancer has grown and spread within the body. Staging usually involves a combination of imaging tests, such as CT scans or MRIs, and other diagnostic procedures, such as biopsies of nearby lymph nodes.
In some cases, the type and grade of cancer determined by the biopsy can give clues about the stage. For example, certain types of cancer may be more likely to spread to nearby lymph nodes or other organs. However, staging usually requires more information than a biopsy alone can provide.
Once the cancer is staged, the treatment plan can be developed, and the prognosis or outlook for the patient can be determined. It's important to talk to your doctor about your biopsy results and any additional tests or procedures that may be needed to determine the stage of your cancer.
After a biopsy, there are certain activities and behaviors that you should avoid to minimize the risk of complications and promote proper healing:
- Do not remove the bandage or dressing covering the biopsy site until your doctor tells you it is safe.
Avoid strenuous activities, such as lifting heavy objects, for at least 24 to 48 hours after the biopsy to reduce the risk of bleeding or further tissue damage.
- Avoid swimming or soaking in a bathtub or hot tub for at least 24 to 48 hours after the biopsy to reduce the risk of infection.
- Do not consume alcohol or take any blood-thinning medications or supplements for at least 24 to 48 hours after the biopsy unless your doctor specifically advises you to do so.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you are given sedatives or anesthesia during the biopsy. These can impair your coordination and reaction time.
- Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms or complications after the biopsy, such as excessive bleeding, fever, severe pain, or signs of infection around the biopsy site.