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For a simple biopsy, the area will be cleaned. A numbing medication will be injected into the area so that you will not feel pain. A piece of tissue will then be removed. The opening may need to be closed.
The procedure that your doctor uses will depend on the type of biopsy that you are having. For example:
—cells are removed using a thin needle
—cells are drawn out with a hollow needle that uses suction
Core needle biopsy
—a sample of tissue is removed using a hollow core needle that has a special cutting edge
—a number of samples of tissue are taken using a special rotating probe
—the area is viewed with a long, thin tube that has a lighted camera on one end; a tool is passed through the tube to take the biopsy sample
—a portion of a mass is removed by cutting it out
—a mass is completely removed, such as a breast lump
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