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Impact of undergoing breast biopsy needs to be recognised, says top surgeon by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 5:23am A new study looking at the impact that undergoing a breast biopsyThe removal of a small sample of cells or tissue so that it may be examined under a microscope. The term may also refer to the tissue sample itself. has on short-term quality of life, particularly for younger women, is of interest to leading ... Read on »
Bladder Biopsy in the UK - December 23, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:25pm Hello and Merry Christmas to all. The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK ... Read on »
Liver Biopsy by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from the liver. The physician decides to do a liver biopsy after tests suggest that the liver does not work properly. For ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 0010 12:00am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine need ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:28am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine needl ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - UK Biopsy Procedure by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 7:09am The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK medical care, besides how its fund ... Read on »
Octreotide Scan and Biopsy Test ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Octreotide Scan and Biopsy Test Results Are Back!!! I just talked to the doctor's assistant on the phone and she gave me my test results. Here they are... The liver biopsy- was NEGATIVE!!! The tumors in my liver are BENIGN!!! That's right the cancer has NOT spread to my liver!!!! The octreotide scan- showed uptake ONLY in my thyroi ... Read on »
Foundation Medicine - Personalized Medicine for Biopsy DNA Studies - Will Cost $5000 for the “Pan-Cancer” Test - An by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Feb 2012 11:50pm This is very interesting article and goes in depth to discuss how running the DNA on a biopsy can help doctors with prescribing cancer drugs and many of which are still in early testing stages.  It could also lead to more patients in that respect being referred to a clinical trial. The big problem here cited with this article is the same ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Jan 0013 12:00am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Jan 2013 11:52am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ( ... Read on »