Dr Lim Siew Kuan from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital discusses what to expect when you are sent for a breast biopsy, what type of breast biopsy you may undergo and what to expect during recovery. Finding a lump in your breast can be a scary experience and you naturally want to have a diagnosis as soon as possible. We speak to Dr Lim Siew Kuan , a general surgeon specialising in breast surgery, to discover the types of breast biopsies available and what to expect during and after the procedure. A breast lump biopsy obtains tissue from the lump for assessment under a microscope. Common breast biopsy procedures include core biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy and open surgical biopsy.
For a breast biopsy, breast tissue may be removed with a special biopsy needle. Or it may be removed during surgery. To check a problem seen on a mammogram, such as small calcium deposits in breast tissue microcalcifications or a fluid-filled mass cyst. A lump or other area of concern in the breast may be caused by cancer. Or it may be caused by another less serious problem. There are several types of breast biopsy procedures. The type of biopsy that you have will depend on the location and size of the breast lump or area of concern.
This information will help you care for your biopsy site after your ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging MRI , or stereotactic breast biopsy. For more resources, visit www. Skip to main content This information will help you care for your biopsy site after your ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging MRI , or stereotactic breast biopsy. Caring for Your Biopsy Site Keep the bandage on your biopsy site until the day after your biopsy. If they have not fallen off in 3 days, you can remove them.
Archived: This summary is based on a report that is greater than 3 years old. Findings should not be considered current. This summary can help you talk with your doctor or nurse about breast biopsy. If you have a breast lump or shadow on your mammogram, a breast biopsy tells if it is cancer or not. This summary will tell you about the different kinds of breast biopsies.