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Biopsy

Open Excisional: a small incision (cut) is made as close as possible to the lump and the lump, together with a surrounding margin of tissue, is removed for examination. If the lump is large, only a portion of it may be removed.

Core Needle Biopsy: this involves inserting a needle through your skin into the breast lump and removing a sample of tissue for examination.

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