The stereotactic-guided biopsy involves finding the precise location of the abnormal area by using conventional mammography from three angles. Once located, a biopsy is taken.
A stereotactic-guided biopsy is most helpful when mammography shows a mass, a cluster of microcalcifications (tiny calcium deposits closely grouped together), or an area of abnormal tissue change, but no lump is felt on careful breast examination.
First, you should know the majority of breast lumps - around 80 percent - are not cancerous. Fortunately, the stereotactic breast biopsy procedure determines that in a simpler, faster and more accurate way than ever before.
Also, because the procedure causes only minimal discomfort, you will most likely be able to resume your normal activities within 24 hours.
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