Stereotactic breast biopsy is a test that uses imaging, such as X-ray, to find an area of your breast where a tissue sample will be taken. The sample is looked at under a microscope to check for signs of breast cancer.
This type of breast biopsy is usually done to check for cancer in a lump found during a mammogram.
Talk to your doctor about all your health conditions before the test. For example, tell your doctor if you:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
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