The Breast Diaries

8 Reasons to Choose the Needle If You Need a Breast Biopsy

March 14th, 2012

While killing time in foils under the dryer at my favorite hair salon, I was flipping through the October 2011 issue of Vogue and came across an interesting article, “Breast Check” by Elizabeth Weil.  Weil discusses the experience of her sister-in-law Kelly, who felt a lump in her breast that required a biopsy.  Kelly’s doctor performed an open surgical biopsy, and the results were benign (no cancer!).  Although relieved, the author wondered why Kelly was not sent to a radiologist for a needle biopsy (as in the example image above), and instead underwent…

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