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Biopsy

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


References

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-what-is-breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/male_bc

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/rare-cancers/rare-cancers-name/breast-cancer-in-men

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-breast-cancer/basics/coping-support/con-20025972


 

 

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

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