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Biopsy is the removal of cells or tissues for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist may study the tissue under a microscope or perform other tests on the cells or tissue. There are many different types of biopsy procedures. The most common types include: (1) incisional biopsy, in which only a sample of tissue is removed; (2) excisional biopsy, in which an entire lump or suspicious area is removed; and (3) needle biopsy, in which a sample of tissue or fluid is removed with a needle. When a wide needle is used, the procedure is called a core biopsy. When a thin needle is used, the procedure is called a fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

Exposure to natural and man-made substances in the environment accounts for at least two-thirds of all the cases of cancer in the U.S.

Exposure to natural and man-made substances in the environment accounts for at least two-thirds of all the cases of cancer in the U.S.

Million-dollar grant to trial potential stem cell therapies to repair injured spinal cords

Million-dollar grant to trial potential stem cell therapies to repair injured spinal cords

PET is a more accurate way to diagnose recurrent melanoma than the present, standard procedures

PET is a more accurate way to diagnose recurrent melanoma than the present, standard procedures

Combination of hormonal therapy, radioactive seed implant and external beam radiation therapy increases chance of cancer cure

Combination of hormonal therapy, radioactive seed implant and external beam radiation therapy increases chance of cancer cure

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

HFEA allows families to have a child who could be a tissue match for a seriously ill brother or sister

3M granted FDA approval for cream to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma

3M granted FDA approval for cream to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma

New minimally invasive surgery - flexible transgastric peritoneoscopy, or FTP

New minimally invasive surgery - flexible transgastric peritoneoscopy, or FTP

New technology acts as third eye during breast biopsies

New technology acts as third eye during breast biopsies

Chromosomal chaos in early embryonic development is linked to abnormalities in cytokinesis and spindle formation

Chromosomal chaos in early embryonic development is linked to abnormalities in cytokinesis and spindle formation

Gene chip technology can detect one of the commonest cystic fibrosis (CF) genetic mutations with 100% accuracy

Gene chip technology can detect one of the commonest cystic fibrosis (CF) genetic mutations with 100% accuracy

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

New statistical techniques for cancer diagnosis

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Lovastatin and Simvastatin have a significantly reduced risk of prostate cancer

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, will strike more than 40,000 U.S. women annually

Dow Corning breast implant claim checks to be mailed soon

Dow Corning breast implant claim checks to be mailed soon

Men with low prostate specific antigen levels on screening tests can still have prostate cancer

Men with low prostate specific antigen levels on screening tests can still have prostate cancer