If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious-looking area on your mammogram or ultrasound, you may need to have a breast biopsy. Your biopsy may be done by your healthcare provider or by a doctor who is an expert in breast cancer. Having a biopsy is the only way to tell if the suspicious area is cancerous also called malignant or non-cancerous, called benign. It’s important to remember that having a biopsy does not necessarily mean that you have cancer. In fact more than 80 percent of breast biopsies show that there is no cancer in the breast.
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