A 37-year-old member asked:
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wanted to know if biopsies for breast cancer really take three hours and are super painful?

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Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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