Biopsy: If You're Having One

Questions for the doctor:

  • What type of biopsy will I have?

  • Why do I need a biopsy?

  • How long will it take?

  • Will you use any anesthetics/numbing medicine?

  • Will I be awake during the biopsy?

  • Will it hurt? How will I feel after it is over?

  • How will I care for myself after the procedure?

  • What are the side effects of a biopsy?

  • How soon will I know the results?

  • If I do have cancer, who will talk with me about treatment? When?












Medical Reviewer: [Fincannon, Joy RN MN, Kanipe, Jennifer RN, BSN, Stump-Sutliff, Kim RN, MSN, AOCNS] Last Annual Review Date: 2011-02-26T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright: © 2007 CancerSource, 280 Summer Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions.

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