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If a lump or abnormality is discovered in your breast, your doctor will probably want to do a breast biopsy. This is a procedure in which a tissue sample is taken from your breast to be tested for cancer cells. Right now, this is the only way to know for sure if a lump is cancerous or not. Do not worry if a biopsy is recommended for you. Eighty percent of breast biopsies do not reveal cancer.
There are also new choices in how a breast biopsy can be performed. The procedure is often completed right in your doctor's office, under local anesthesia. If you are informed you need a biopsy, try to stay calm and keep a positive attitude.