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A 56-year-old male asked:

male 90, biopsy done for buccal mucosa lesion, there was bleeding during biopsy, could cancer spread through bleeding to other organs?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: Some bleeding after a procedure is usually normal. Oral lesions not likely to spread via the bloodstream.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Likely not: Although it is possible, the risk of cancer spreading as the result of a biopsy (in the cheek) is very unlikely (with or without bleeding.).

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