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. Breast Biopsy What is a breast biopsy? A breast biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of breast tissue for testing. The tissue is looked at under ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Skin Biopsy What is a skin biopsy? A skin biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of skin for testing. The skin sample is looked at under ... to treat. Why do I need a skin biopsy? You may need a skin biopsy if you ...
  5. A skin lesion biopsy is when a small amount of skin is removed so it can be examined. The skin is tested to look for skin conditions ...
  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 prostate biopsy - through the rectum. This is ...
  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. Many 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 ... look inside the joint. A tool called a biopsy grasper is then inserted through the trocar. The ...
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