Location

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

76
Gynecologists

26787
Cases done
by Gynecologists

45
Gynecologist Hospitals

What is a large core needle biopsy of the breast?

What is a large core needle biopsy of the breast?

Large core needle biopsy is a procedure to remove a small tissue sample of the breast for laboratory testing. A biopsy is performed to determine whether the suspicious area in the breast is due to breast cancer. The lab report from a biopsy can help in evaluating the additional course of treatment or surgery.

When is large core needle biopsy of the breast recommended?

The doctor might recommend a large core needle biopsy when any or all the following happens:

- The doctor or the patient feels a lump or thickening of the breast and doctor suspects it could be breast cancer
- If the mammogram shows a suspicious area in the breast
- Ultrasound reveals a suspicious area that could be breast cancer
- MRI has suspicious findings
- Unusual nipple or areola changes including bloody discharge, dimpling skin, scaling, and crusting

Preparing for large core needle biopsy of the breast

Before the biopsy, you need to tell the doctor if you have
- Any allergies
- If you are taking any blood-thinning medications
- If you are unable to lie on your stomach for a long period of time
- Have taken aspirin in the last seven days
After the treatment, the health care team would place a cold pack against the biopsy site; wear a bra such that it can hold the cold pack in place and support the breast.

Understanding large core needle biopsy results

A large core needle biopsy takes several days before the results are available. You will get a pathology report that will include the size and consistency of the tissue samples, the location of the biopsy site, and whether cancer or noncancerous (benign) changes were present. It is necessary to take proper treatment after the results. At mfine, we always make sure that each and every patient get the best treatment.

Gynecologist

Dr. Punitha Rangaraj

Dr. Punitha Rangaraj

MBBS, DGO

47+ years exp

...More

Belle Vue's Cambridge Hospital

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. Prakash Kini

Dr. Prakash Kini

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO

41+ years exp

...More

Cloudnine Hospital, Malleshwaram

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

Dr. K Swarajya Lakshmi

MD, DGO

40+ years exp

...More

Ankura Hospital for Women & Children

Hyderabad

Gynecologist

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

Dr. Rani Nandakumar

MBBS, MD (OG), DGO

40+ years exp

...More

Cloudnine Hospital - Chennai

Chennai

Gynecologist

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

Dr. Vidya Desai Mohan

MD, DGO, MAMS

40+ years exp

...More

Cloudnine Hospital, Old Airport Road

Bangalore

Gynecologist

Dr. Gohar Shahean

Dr. Gohar Shahean

MD (OBG), DGO

39+ years exp

...More

Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

View More on App

Other Medical Conditions

Other Specialities

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App