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Will a biopsy be performed to make sure that the tumor is a cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Your seemingly

Simple question is a bit vague.
If the "tumor" was a fibroid of the uterus, likely not. You should ask about a tumor from a specific location, and what symptoms called it to attention. All 'tumors' suspicious for cancer need to be biopsied.

In brief: Your seemingly

Simple question is a bit vague.
If the "tumor" was a fibroid of the uterus, likely not. You should ask about a tumor from a specific location, and what symptoms called it to attention. All 'tumors' suspicious for cancer need to be biopsied.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Adarsh Gupta
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Biopsy allows the pathologist to see the actual tissue under microscope to identify the presence of cancer cells.
Without the tissue biopsy you can not be sure enough to start any treatment.

In brief: Yes

Biopsy allows the pathologist to see the actual tissue under microscope to identify the presence of cancer cells.
Without the tissue biopsy you can not be sure enough to start any treatment.
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
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