A: Dr. Harness Answers the Question

In this clip, Jay Harness, MD, FACS explains how breast cancer is diagnosed.

Well, to make a definitive diagnosis, you need tissue. The best way to get tissue is either through a fine needle biopsy, which gets individualized cells, or a core needle biopsy. Obviously, the suspicion that you have a diagnosis of breast cancer is made based on your physical examination and/or it's made based on your imaging studies. But the bottom line is you need tissue in order to definitively make a diagnosis. I would always encourage that that tissue be obtained with needle biopsies and not through an open excision or incisional biopsy.

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you need tissue. The best way to get tissue is either through a fine needle biopsy, which
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gets individualized cells, or a core needle biopsy. Obviously, the suspicion that you
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have a diagnosis of breast cancer is made based on your physical examination and/or
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it\'92s made based on your imaging studies. But the bottom line is you need tissue in
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order to definitively make a diagnosis. I would always encourage that that tissue be
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