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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about biopsies?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Part of life: Everybody gets tissue sent to the pathologist from time to time for diagnosis. Cancer is essentially never diagnosed without a biopsy, and any lesion suspected of being cancer will be biopsied. Any skin lesion that can't be identified at once will get biopsied, any serious blood problem gets a marrow biopsy, and one woman in 2 will get a breast biopsy during her lifetime. What else can we tell you

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What are biopsys?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Biopsy: Submitting a portion of tissue taken from the body to have gross and miscroscopic analysis for the purpose of identifying or diagnosing disease.

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