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Why would a doctor want a core needle biopsy? What does this mean they are thinking?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Definitive Diagnosis

In this day and age, we have many noninvasive tests that can get us "in the ballpark" when trying to make a diagnosis.
However, when it comes to cancer diagnosis, nothing replaces looking at tissue under the microscope; this requires a biopsy. Thankfully, needle biopsies can usually be done under local anesthesia alone (depending on site) without the need for surgery. Good luck!

In brief: Definitive Diagnosis

In this day and age, we have many noninvasive tests that can get us "in the ballpark" when trying to make a diagnosis.
However, when it comes to cancer diagnosis, nothing replaces looking at tissue under the microscope; this requires a biopsy. Thankfully, needle biopsies can usually be done under local anesthesia alone (depending on site) without the need for surgery. Good luck!
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