A 39-year-old member asked:
Does having a breast biopsy remove the lump?
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Dr. Regina Hampton answered
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Depends: A breast biopsy is usually performed using a needle to take a sample of the mass to determine what it is (diagnosis). If the mass is small enough, it can be entirely removed using the core needle. If it is a larger mass, then a surgical removal is needed. In these cases, the core needle biopsy should still be performed first.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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