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Female breast biopsy

Female breast biopsy

Overview

A breast biopsy can help diagnose breast cancer early in the disease process.

Update Date 11/15/2013

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.