Women who undergo stereotactic biopsy can take comfort in knowing that the procedure is safe, simple and only mildly uncomfortable.
Unlike the more invasive surgical procedure, there is:
- No external scarring of the breast, and no internal scar to interfere with future mammogram readings.
- No lengthy wait for test results. Your healthcare provider can tell you when to expect yours, usually in about three to five business days.
- No exposure to general anesthesia.
- No prolonged recovery period.