I Didn’t Know The Different Types Of Biopsies Before Now. This Animation Is So Helpful!

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A biopsy is a procedure where cells are removed from a suspicious area (like a lump in your breast) to see if they are cancerous. There are three types of biopsy: fine needle aspiration (FNA or FNABx), core needle biopsy, and surgical biopsy.

The following video animation guides you through the three different types, and outlines when each specific type of biopsy is most useful.

Take a look!

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor.