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The Breast Care Center of the Treasure Coast
801 Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 220-4050
Fax: (772) 220-0502
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
What Is Stereotactic Breast Biopsy?
A breast biopsy is often necessary after a suspicious lump is detected on the breast. Various methods may be utilized to extract tissue samples from the lump and the surrounding area, which are then sent to a pathology lab to determine whether or not it is cancerous.
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
Ultrasound is an excellent way to evaluate breast abnormalities detected by mammography, the patient or Dr. Vopal, but in some cases it is not possible to tell from the imaging studies alone whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
Vacuum Assisted Biopsy
The relatively new vacuum-assisted breast biopsy is a percutaneous (through the skin) procedure that relies on stereotactic mammography or ultrasound imaging.
BRCA 1 & BRCA 2 Testing
While the specific cause of breast cancer is often unknown, a certain number of women may be genetically predisposed to developing this disease.