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Biopsy needle leaves a trail of cancer cells upon withdrawl?

Biopsy needle leaves a trail of cancer cells upon withdrawl?

In some: It is of concern in some head and neck cancers; but needle biopsy is safely performed and is often standard first line approach in masses or nodules seen in most other body sites, including breast, thyroid, lung and lymph nodes. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Needle aspiration on cyst right breast which didn't collapse 2nd asprtn 2 test cells.Unsure result.Biopsy done results fri....Cancer?

Needle aspiration on cyst right breast which didn't collapse 2nd asprtn 2 test cells.Unsure result.Biopsy done results fri....Cancer?

The biopsy: results will answer your question definitively, but the majority of these lesions are benign. The inconclusive fine needle aspiration results don't make it more likely to be malignant. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if a fna biopsy is really accurate in diagnosing cancer or if it misses cancer cells? Should I get a second opinion? Thanks

Hi I was wondering if a fna biopsy is really accurate in diagnosing cancer or if it misses cancer cells? Should I get a second opinion? Thanks

Yes: Though may vary depending on the tissue sample obtained and pathologist experience with the cytology of the particular cancer especially in rare malignancy. Hence getting a second opinion is reasonable ...Read more

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I had an Endoscopy on Friday, and was diagnosed with Gastritis with bleeding. My Dr took a biopsy to find the cause. Can Cancer cells cause this?

I had an Endoscopy on Friday, and was diagnosed with Gastritis with bleeding. My Dr took a biopsy to find the cause. Can Cancer cells cause this?

Yes: Bleeding per se in stomach not result of superficial gastritis unless superficial ulceration noted or a distinct ulcerating lesion which may have resulted from h.pylori. If such a lesion hasn't resolved on blockers to minimize acid production, then bx indicated because many such lesions do convert to malignancy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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