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








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