Breast Biopsy

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DRP Surgery offers comprehensive and advanced breast detection solutions at its medical facilities in the Arlington and Dallas areas in Texas. With innovative and performance-oriented cancer detecting medical equipment and facilities, our medical staff delivers the best breast cancer testing solutions that save your precious time and costs.

Breast biopsy is the procedure of surgical removal of breast cells and tissues from a lump or bump in the breast. The purpose of the breast biopsy is to find the presence of cancerous cells in the breast. The breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the whole world.

The breast cancer develops as a breast lump and can be easily detected by any general physician during routine physical examination or self-examination of the breast. The routine physical examination of cancerous cells at an early stage can save thousands of lives every year.

Breast cancer symptoms

Breast pain detected in the early stages is considered as the most common symptom of breast cancer. The most common signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • Breast tenderness – breast pain.
  • Nipple discharge.
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple.
  • Unexpected weight loss.

Methods of a breast biopsy:

  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy: In this type of biopsy, general physician uses a very fine needle and a syringe to extract fluid from a breast cell or clusters of cells from a solid lump. FNA is a percutaneous procedure.

  • Core needle biopsy: In this type of biopsy, samples of cancerous tissues are removed with a hollow “core” needle. The needle used in this biopsy is slightly larger than the needle used in FNA biopsy. It is a long procedure, but it is more reliable.

  • Vacuum assisted biopsy: To collect samples of cancerous cells, a small cut of less than ¼ inch long is made. Then, a hollow probe is inserted through the incision and guided to the abnormal mass using MRI, ultrasound or x-rays.

  • Open (surgical) biopsy: In this procedure, the breast is cut and the lump is taken out to examine under a microscope. The incision is between 1 to 2 inches.

  • Direct and frontal biopsy.

With the surgical procedure of biopsy, patients may feel possible complications such as bruising and discomfort, prolonged bleeding and infection near the biopsy site. General physicians use two types of breast surgery procedures to remove cancerous cysts from the breast. After the removal of the lump, patients are kept under the observation of the doctor to monitor vital signs.

Whether you need a breast biopsy to detect mild or malignant cancer cells in breast, DRP Surgery delivers you the best and reliable biopsy solutions that help patients know the status of breast cancer. At DRP Surgery, all biopsy procedures are conducted and completed under the supervision of Rajesh S Padmanabhan, MD, FACS, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.