Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is procedure to remove a small sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing which will assist your doctor in diagnosing abnormalities within the cells which make up a breast lump or other unusual changes within the breast. It is considered to be the best way to evaluate a suspicious area within the breast to determine if it is breast cancer. Your doctor may also recommend a breast biopsy if either you or your doctor feels a lump or thickening in your breast and your doctor suspects breast cancer, your mammogram shows a suspicious area in your breast, an ultrasound scan reveals a suspicious finding, or you have unusual changes around the nipple, including crusting, scaling, dimpling skin or a bloody discharge. A breast biopsy can also help determine whether or not you may need surgery or some other form of treatment.