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Surgical Breast Biopsy in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

A breast biopsy is a technique done at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, that involves removing a tiny sample of breast tissue for examination in the laboratory.

What is Surgical Breast Biopsy?

A breast biopsy is a procedure that evaluates a suspicious spot in your breast to see if it's cancerous. Breast biopsy techniques come in a variety of forms. A breast biopsy is a tissue sample that doctors use to discover and identify abnormalities in the cells that make up breast lumps, other atypical breast transformations, or suspicious or worrying mammography or ultrasound results. The results of your breast biopsy might help you decide if you require more surgery or therapy.

If your doctor suspects you have breast cancer based on other tests, you may be sent for a breast biopsy. A core needle biopsy (CNB) or a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is most commonly used. However, in rare cases, such as when the results of a needle biopsy aren't apparent, a surgical (open) biopsy may be required. During this surgery, a doctor removes all or part of the mass so that cancer cells may be examined.

In this form of biopsy, surgery is done to remove all or part of a mass so that it may be examined for cancer cells.

Surgical biopsies at Apollo Spectra, Kanpur are performed in two ways:

  • Only a portion of the abnormal region is removed during an incisional biopsy.
  • The whole tumor or abnormal region is removed during an excisional biopsy. Depending on the cause for the biopsy, an edge (margin) of normal breast tissue surrounding the tumor may also be removed.

How is Surgical Breast Biopsy Performed?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, during a surgical biopsy, a part of the breast mass (incisional biopsy) or the complete breast mass (excisional biopsy) is removed for evaluation (excisional biopsy, wide local excision, or lumpectomy). A surgical biopsy is generally performed in an operating room with anesthesia administered intravenously through a vein in your hand or arm and a local anesthetic to numb your breast.

If the breast lump isn't palpable, your radiologist may perform a procedure known as wire localization to show the surgeon the path to the mass. The tip of a thin wire is positioned into or just through the breast mass during wire localization. This is typically done just before surgery.

What are the Benefits of Surgical Breast Biopsy?

A breast biopsy is usually done to determine the cause of a lump in the breast. The majority of breast lumps are benign. If your doctor is worried about the results of mammography or breast ultrasound, or if a lump is discovered during a physical exam, he or she will typically prescribe a biopsy.

If you see any of the following changes in your nipple, these could indicate a breast tumor. Hence, a biopsy may be recommended if you experience:

  • dimpling skin
  • scaling
  • Crusting

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What are the Side Effects of Surgical Breast Biopsy?

Although a breast biopsy is a very straightforward operation with modest hazards, every surgical procedure involves some risk. The following are some of the probable adverse effects of a breast biopsy:

  • Depending on the extent of the tissue removed, a change in the look of your breast
  • Breast bruise, breast swelling, and discomfort at the biopsy site
  • An infection at the location of the biopsy

These adverse effects are usually only present for a short time. They can be treated if they persist. After the biopsy, make sure to follow your doctor's recommendations for aftercare. This will drastically minimize your chances of contracting an illness.

1. What can you anticipate from a breast biopsy?

To acquire a tissue sample from the breast, a variety of breast biopsy methods are performed. Based on the size, location, and other features of the breast anomaly, your doctor may prescribe a specific surgery. If you're not sure why you're getting one sort of biopsy over another, ask your doctor.

2. What happens after a breast biopsy?

You'll go home with bandages and an ice pack over the biopsy site with all forms of breast biopsy except a surgical biopsy. Even though you should relax for the rest of the day, you should be able to resume your usual activities within a day. After a core needle biopsy, bruising is typical. Take a nonaspirin pain medication including acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) and apply a cold pack as needed to decrease swelling after a breast biopsy to alleviate pain and discomfort.


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