Surgical removal of a lump or irregular area in the breast to make a diagnosis. Performed through a small incision in the breast. A breast biopsy is performed when there is a suspicion of breast cancer.
a procedure in which part or all of a suspicious breast growth is removed and examined, usually for the presence of cancer
a procedure in which samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present