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What is the best choice for breast biopsy?

Dear Doctors,

Following a mammogram, my OB/GYN informed me that I have a lump (not a cyst) in one of my breast and have dense breast tissue. I will be having a biopsy next week and would like to know of the two main biopsies (core needle or open) is more accurate and safe. In addition, which procedure do most women tend to choose? Thank you for your time ~

Best Regards,
Helen
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replied May 4th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
Core needle biopsies are more preferable and usually sufficient.These lesions should first and foremost be definitively diagnosed by using image-guided needle biopsy. After needle biopsy, some of these lesions may require diagnostic or therapeutic surgical biopsy. If a malignant or indefinite diagnosis is obtained, surgical excision is indicated. This, in turn, requires accurate localization of the lesion, which is required to ensure correct and adequate removal of the lesions and to minimize the degree of cosmetic disfigurement.
Nut shell, core needle biopsies after mammograms and then excisional biopsies are next option as per the histopathological report.
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replied April 13th, 2018
When other tests show that you might have breast cancer, you will probably need to have a biopsy. Needing a breast biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer.

A cyst in the breast may feel like a bump, yet upon examination, the knot is a little, for the most part, innocuous sac loaded with liquid instead of a malignant or favorable piece of cells
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