Breast Cancer Biopsy Directory
In a breast biopsy, cells are removed from a suspicious mass in the breast. These cells are then examined to find breast cancer cells. Biospies can determine if a mass is cancerous or benign. Based on the type of mass, you may have a fine needle aspiration, core biopsy, sentinel node biopsy, or another type. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how breast biopsies are done, what to expect, what the results mean, and more.
Breast Cancer, Lymph Node Biopsy, and Node Dissection
Lymph node biopsy and node dissection are common procedures during breast cancer surgery to determine if the cancer has spread.
Breast Biopsy for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Get an overview of various methods of breast biopsy that doctors use to spot breast cancer.
Breast Cancer and the Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
WebMD explains minimally invasive breast biopsy, a procedure to help diagnose breast cancer.
Breast Cancer and the Sentinel Node Biopsy
A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node or nodes to which cancer cells are most likely to spread. WebMD explains how sentinel node biopsy helps treat breast cancer.