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12 December 2001

What is a biopsy?

A biopsy is the examination of tissue under a microscope. A core of tissue can be removed using a needle. The lump can also be removed as an ‘excision biopsy’. This means having an operation to actually remove the lump. Sometimes this is the only way of getting the results.

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A biopsy is the examination of tissue under a microscope. A core of tissue can be removed using a needle. The lump can also be removed as an ‘excision biopsy’. This means having an operation to actually remove the lump. Sometimes this is the only way of getting the results.

 
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