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A 40-year-old female asked:

After ultrasound and ct scan concerning lymphoma a biopsy was done before yesterday and now doctor set up another biopsy for next week, is this normal, result are not here yet. is it safe to have 2 biopsies so close. thank you?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Such repeat testing is often required when the analysis of the initial specimen found it inadequate to provide a clear answer. If it was worthy of an initial biopsy, they would want the analysis to provide a clear and dependable result. In the hands of experienced docs it is a safe process.
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