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Biopsy

A biopsy is a procedure that removes cells or tissue from your body. A doctor called a pathologist looks at the cells or tissue under a microscope to check for damage or disease. The pathologist may also do other tests on it.

Biopsies can be done on all parts of the body. In most cases, a biopsy is the only test that can tell for sure if a suspicious area is cancer. But biopsies are performed for many other reasons too.

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  1. Biopsy (National Library of Medicine)  
    A biopsy is a procedure that removes cells or tissue from your body. A doctor called a pathologist looks ... pathologist may also do other tests on it. Biopsies can be done on all parts of the ...
  2. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy? A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a test that checks lymph nodes ... Why do I need a sentinel lymph node biopsy? You may need this test if you've ...
  3. Skin Biopsy What is a skin biopsy? A skin biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of skin for testing. The procedure can help diagnose a skin ... to treat. Why do I need a skin biopsy? You may need a skin biopsy if you ...
  4. Breast Biopsy What is a breast biopsy? A breast biopsy is a procedure that removes a sample of breast tissue so that it can be checked for signs of ... breast cancer. Why do I need a breast biopsy? You may need a breast biopsy if: You ...
  5. A skin lesion biopsy is when a small amount of skin is removed so it can be examined under a microscope. The skin is tested to look ...
  6. A cone biopsy (conization) is surgery to remove a sample of abnormal tissue from the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus ( ...
  7. A rectal biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue from the rectum for examination. ... A rectal biopsy is usually part of anoscopy or sigmoidoscopy . These are procedures to view inside the rectum. A digital rectal ...
  8. A prostate biopsy is the removal of tiny samples of prostate tissue to examine it for signs of prostate cancer. The ... are three main ways to perform a prostate biopsy. Transrectal -- through the rectum. This is the most ...
  9. ... helps your health care provider find and then biopsy abnormal areas in your cervix. ... of the tissue will be removed using small biopsy tools. Several samples may be taken. Sometimes a ...
  10. A synovial biopsy is the removal of a piece of tissue lining a joint for examination. The tissue is called the ... office. There are multiple techniques used for synovial biopsy including surgery, arthroscopy or ultrasound guided needle biopsy. ...
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