A biopsy is necessary to distinguish normal tissue from cancer tissue. If cancer is present, the biopsy also helps your doctors zero in on the size, type, and kind of breast cancer. Biopsies are performed on any kind of abnormality that your doctor can feel or that looks suspicious. (Because most breast cancers in men are discovered by feeling something abnormal, it’s highly unusual to find an abnormality only by mammography or another imaging modality.) Various techniques are used to biopsy tissue, and it’s likely that your surgeon will try to use the least invasive procedure possible while making sure that enough tissue is removed to make a clear diagnosis.

Types of Biopsies


More Tests



The Pathology Report (Male Breast Cancer)

Treatment & Stages of male breast cancer

Coping and support for male breast cancer


Related Topics

Benign breast conditions

General breast cancer terms

Types of breast cancer in men








Oncologists, Breast Surgeons are the specialists who deal with the breast cancer