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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.
Patients' blood samples and biopsies reveal secrets of lung cancer spread

Patients' blood samples and biopsies reveal secrets of lung cancer spread

New NIH grant to support innovative skin testing approach for diagnosing Parkinson's disease

New NIH grant to support innovative skin testing approach for diagnosing Parkinson's disease

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Trump turns to Medicare

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Trump turns to Medicare

Unique biomarker in urine may offer non-invasive means of detecting prostate cancer

Unique biomarker in urine may offer non-invasive means of detecting prostate cancer

Using cloning technology to prevent esophageal cancer

Using cloning technology to prevent esophageal cancer

Brazilian researchers identify new species of parasite in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Brazilian researchers identify new species of parasite in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis

Lung cancer may soon be picked up by a blood test

Lung cancer may soon be picked up by a blood test

A new method to distinguish benign and cancerous skin moles

A new method to distinguish benign and cancerous skin moles

Higher levels of genetic mutations linked to improved outcomes in lung cancer patients

Higher levels of genetic mutations linked to improved outcomes in lung cancer patients

Scientists use ultrasound to detect active genes in live cells

Scientists use ultrasound to detect active genes in live cells

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

Children's of Alabama using cold sore virus to fight pediatric brain cancer

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

High-dose radiation effective for men whose prostate cancer has spread, trial shows

High-dose radiation effective for men whose prostate cancer has spread, trial shows

Study shows miRNAs in semen as non-invasive biomarkers for prostate cancer

Study shows miRNAs in semen as non-invasive biomarkers for prostate cancer

New genetic test could help avoid unnecessary prostate cancer surgery

New genetic test could help avoid unnecessary prostate cancer surgery

UAB researchers find key role for IgG autoantibodies in IgA nephropathy

UAB researchers find key role for IgG autoantibodies in IgA nephropathy

Transperineal prostate biopsy minimizes risk of infection, may increase detection rate

Transperineal prostate biopsy minimizes risk of infection, may increase detection rate

Men at high risk of breast cancer may benefit from screening, study shows

Men at high risk of breast cancer may benefit from screening, study shows

PSA testing can help detect prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 gene fault

PSA testing can help detect prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 gene fault