Cancer & Biopsies

A biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope. Other tests can suggest that cancer is present, but only a biopsy can make a definite diagnosis.

     Type of Biopsy

  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Vacuum-assisted biopsy
  • Image-guided biopsy
  • Incisional biopsy
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Shave biopsy
  • Endoscopic biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy