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Breast Biopsy (CoC)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Commission on Cancer
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/27/2014
In contrast with surgical or "open" biopsy, a needle biopsy is easier on the body. Most breast biopsies do not show cancer. So if you have a needle biopsy and no cancer is found, then you do not need any surgery at all.
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