Removing a piece of tissue during a surgical operation.
a minor surgical procedure that removes a small piece of the lump, or the entire lump itself if it is small
an operation to remove part or all of the breast lump
an out-patient procedure that allows your doctor to take a large sample of tissue, often the whole lump
a short procedure that lasts about an hour
A procedure to remove tissue. Making a Diagnosis
Removal of a piece of tissue during surgery for examination in a laboratory.
The surgical removal of tissue for microscopic examination and diagnosis. Surgical biopsies can be either excisional or incisional. (See Excisional biopsy and Incisional biopsy.)
Surgery performed to confirm a cancer diagnosis and to identify the type of cancer and its stage.
A fancy term that means the same thing as just plain old "biopsy." See Biopsy.
removal of tissues using open surgery for examination under the microscope to find out if they contain cancer cells. Also called open surgical biopsy. Biopsies may also be done laparoscopically, or with thin needles. See biopsy, laparoscope, fine needle aspiration.