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A 37-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if biopsies for breast cancer really take three hours and are super painful?

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Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Not typically : The wait time from check in at a radiology department to actually doing the procedure may take that long, but the actual biopsy should take minutes. It is typically a very fast pass-through with a needle, and most patients do not find it uncomfortable enough to warrant any sort of pre-medication.

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