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    Core Needle Biopsy of the Breast

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    Core needle biopsy of the breast

    In a core needle breast biopsy, your doctor inserts a needle with a special tip and removes a sample of breast tissue. The sample is examined under a microscope.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    Current as of: November 14, 2014

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery

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