What should I expect before a breast biopsy?

Before your breast biopsy surgery, your doctor will meet with you to describe the surgery and discuss the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives for the procedure in your unique situation. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Your discussion with your doctor is the most important part of learning about your surgery and what to expect.

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