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A Biopsy test involves removing cells or tissues to check under a microscope. Doctors may recommend a biopsy if an initial test suggests that an area of tissue in the body is not functioning normally. It helps to determine the presence or extent of a disease. You can search on the internet to know what are the indications for an excisional biopsy.
Here are some reasons when the doctor may recommend a breast biopsy:
Lumps in the breast
Skin near the breast becoming coarse
The nipples exuding liquid
Pain in the chest
Swelling in the chest area
Biopsies are done in order to detect the suspicious area either during a physical examination or inside the body on an imaging test. Although it is carried out for cancer diagnosis; however, biopsies also help to identify many other conditions. In some cases, a biopsy of normal-appearing tissue may also be done to check for cancer spread or rejection of a transplanted organ.
In most cases, a biopsy is done to diagnose a problem or to help determine the best therapy option. This can be done through numerous different ways. Nearly all of them involve using a sharp tool to remove a small amount of tissue. In needle biopsy, a hollow needle is used to access the suspicious tissue.