Excisional biopsy

Excisional biopsy is the most involved kind of biopsy. It attempts to remove the entire suspicious lump of tissue from the breast. This is the surest way to establish the diagnosis without missing the cancer tissue (winding up with a false negative). Removing the entire lump may also provides you some peace of mind until the final treatment plan is put in place. Both incisional and excisional biopsies can be done in an outpatient center or hospital, using local anesthesia. The purpose of this procedure is to make a diagnosis. Even if the lumpectomy takes out all of the cancer in the breast with clear margins, if breast cancer is diagnosed, mastectomy is usually done.


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