In some women mammograms appear lesions that can be palpable or nonpalpable. These lesions need to be studied in the pathology laboratory to determine the accurate diagnosis.
Today, there is an alternative method to surgery is Percutaneous Biopsy (BAG) breast.
The procedure involves taking a sample of the lesion. The sample is sent to a lab to be studied and to achieve a definitive diagnosis.
The sample is obtained with needles specially designed for this technique. Also, ultrasound is used to guide professionals Gynecology and Obstetrics to injury. To make the procedure less cumbersome, a local anesthetic to the patient will be administered.
Once the test should keep a bandage at least 24 hours to avoid bruising.
Within a few days you will receive a definitive diagnosis without surgery and income. This will decide whether the patient needs follow-up or treatment.
If the diagnosis is breast cancer, in the resulting samples can be obtained the genetic profile of the tumor. In this way, the sequence of treatments tailored to each woman decide.