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What happens after a breast biopsy?

The tissue obtained through FNA, stereotactic biopsy or surgery is then sent to the pathologist who will examine the tissue in the lab to determine if the cells are cancerous. Additionally, if the tissue is cancerous, the pathologist will determine what type of cancerous cells are present, which is critical in determining the best treatment for the disease.

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How is a breast biopsy performed?
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What happens to a child before a bone marrow biopsy?
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In preparation for a bone marrow test, the child lies on her side or on her stomach on an exam bed. ...
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Why would a child need a bone marrow biopsy?
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Your child may need a bone marrow biopsy if your doctor needs different information than what can be...
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What happens after a bone marrow biopsy?
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