Pre Cancerous Cells Found In Breast Biopsy

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Definition

A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. Several different types of biopsy may be done. This article discusses open breast biopsy. An open biopsy involves making a small cut in the breast and removing breast tissue.

See also:

  • Breast biopsy - stereotactic
  • Breast biopsy - ultrasound
  • Lumpectomy

Alternative Names

Biopsy - breast; Open breast biopsy


How the test is performed

An open biopsy may remove part (incisional biopsy) or...

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