Stereotactic needle biopsy

Stereotactic needle biopsy (core biopsy) removes multiple pieces of a lesion. If the lesion can’t be felt, the needle is guided to the area of concern with the help of mammography or ultrasound. If a cancer is only found by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), then stereotatic needle biopsy may be guided by that technique. A small metal clip may be inserted into the breast to mark the site of biopsy in case the biopsy proves cancerous and additional surgery is required. But since most men diagnosed with breast cancer have mastectomy, a clip is usually unnecessary since the whole breast is removed.



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