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does an endometrial biopsy take samples of the whole lining? if my small polyp was cancerous would the lining around it be affected?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No/No: Endometrial biopsy samples a portion of the lining. The lining may be normal, even though the small polyp is cancerous

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