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examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease

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While many people are nervous about biopsying an ulcer, most biopsy sites heal very well with no complications, she noted.
Although some clinicians will go as high as biopsying 50 sites with a patient under anesthesia, "there is a diminishing return" after 10 cores, Dr.
However, the clinically guided core biopsy requires greater skill on the part of the clinician due to the difficulty in managing the heavier biopsy instrument and the need for speed when biopsying an unsecured breast.
This is because biopsying a tumor-bearing testicle runs the risk of dislodging any cancer cells that may have turned metastatic -- gained the ability to seed new cancers throughout the body.
Colposcopy does work, but the era of biopsying only the most abnormal-appearing area is over.