A 27-year-old female asked:
Can a core needle breast biopsy cause cancer cells to displace and spread?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 57 years experience
No evidence: There is no evidence that cancer cells will be displaced and cause spread by core needle biopsy , although theoretically possible , besides once diagnosis is established , definitive treatment will be done with out delay.
5.1k viewsReviewed Jun 20, 2020
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No: This was a theoretical concern many years ago in the early days of core biopsy. There is no evidence for it.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 20, 2020
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