A breast biopsy takes tissue samples from your breast to test for breast cancer. It is often the only way to be certain that a suspicious area in your breast is or isn't breast cancer. A breast biopsy helps identify any abnormalities in the cells that make up breast lumps or other unusual breast changes, and it can help determine whether you need surgery or other treatment.
The following types of breast biopsy are provided at The Women's Center:
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
- Core needle biopsy
- Stereotactic core needle biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy
- MRI-guided core needle biopsy