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Surgical Breast Biopsy - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

A surgical breast biopsy is done in the Operating Room. You are given either a general anesthetic (medicine that puts you in a very deep sleep) or a sedative. The surgeon injects numbing medicine to ‘freeze’ the breast. The surgeon then makes a small cut (incision) in the breast and locates the mass. The tissue is removed and sent to the hospital laboratory to examine for abnormalities. Replaces catalogue #265493 (English) Black & White

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Immune System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Diagnostic Tests and Medical Equipment
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Surgery,
  • Cancers
  • Pain,
  • Surgery,
  • Cancer,
  • Post-op,
  • Biopsy,
  • Checklist,
  • Breast,
  • Lump,
  • Tumour,
  • Incision,
  • Mastectomy,
  • Sample,
  • Management,
  • Operation,
  • Tumor,
  • Removal,
  • Surgical,
  • Tissue,
  • Incisional,
  • Core,
  • Lumpectomy,
  • Incisions
  • Adults
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
June 25, 2021
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