Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy is a procedure used to remove cells from a suspicious area of the breast. A mammogram machine guides the radiologist the area in question. Once removed, the cells are examined with a microscope to search for breast cancer.

When to Get a Breast Biopsy:

  • You have a solid mass in your breast that could be breast cancer.
  • You have calcium deposits in your breast tissue.
  • You have an abnormal breast shape.

How to Prepare:

  • You will be asked to remove clothing and to wear a gown.
  • Don’t wear deodorant, powder, or lotion under your arms or on your breasts.
  • Tell the radiologist about any medicine you are taking.
  • Also tell them if you have any medical conditions or if you are pregnant.
  • Bring a friend to drive you home.

What to Expect:

The stereotactic breast biopsy is an outpatient procedure that only requires local anesthesia. You will receive a small nick in the affected area to remove a sample of breast tissue. No stitches are required and the whole procedure takes less than an hour. You should experience little to no pain.

Call 573-815-6287 to schedule a consultation.

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Columbia, Missouri