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why do i need a biopsy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Tissue Diagnosis: I presume that you had a radiologic study and/or examination that showed an abnormality for which a doctor recommended a biopsy. While the above studies may be helpful, they are usually not 100% diagnostic. A biopsy provides tissue to evaluate under the microscope for definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Askyour doctor: They have all of your information and can explain to you why you need the biopsy.

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What is sentinal node biopsy?

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1st Lymph Node: First lymph node or group of nodes most likely to harbor cancer cells from a primary tumor.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why would a swollen gland need a biopsy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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May be: It depends on the likely cause of swelling of the gland. If it is swollen due to infection then there is no need for biopsy. If it is suspected to be due to cancer then biopsy is essential. In between there are other possibilities.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

My doctor found atypical cells through a biopsy. Do i need to revisit?

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See details: Biopsy of what? You need to speak with the doctor who performed the biopsy and learn what needs to be done next. Atypical cells need to be explained further.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

A right level IIA node is 1.5 x 0.8 x 1.3 cm and is diffusely hypoechoic lacking an echogenic hilus or central vascularity. does this need a biopsy?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Possibly.: By the description, it sounds like an abnormal lymph node. There are many causes, most are benign and related to inflammatory/infectious processes. Clinical evaluation will determine the need for biopsy or follow-up, so talk to your doctor about it.
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My question is about targeted (biologic) therapy does these need new biopsies if previous biopsies taken in a country without these technics. Does something usable remain after conventional labs has used these samples and after several months?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Biopsy : Tissue is usually kept after biopsy and if correctly stored can be re examined

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