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Incisional biopsy

Incisional biopsy is more like regular surgery — it removes a bigger piece of tissue than a fine needle biopsy or a core biopsy. Often, incisional biopsies are done when needle biopsies are inconclusive or if the lump is too extensive or too big to be removed easily. The purpose of this procedure is to make a diagnosis. Because it only takes out part (not all) of the cancer, it is not a treatment. In men, once a breast cancer diagnosis is made, 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


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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