The amount of time it will take to receive your results depends on how many tests are needed on the sample to make a diagnosis. A malignant tumor is cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body.Based on this analysis, a pathologist determines whether the tissue removed contains a tumor. The pathologist can help determine the type of tumor and if it is noncancerous or cancerous.An explanation of the different types of biopsies is below.The types of biopsies include: Because there are different types of biopsies, members of the medical team involved in the procedure may vary.A member of your health care team will explain the procedure to you.
A biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope.
Before the procedure, you will receive a type of anesthesia.
Anesthesia is medication to block the awareness of pain.
You may be able to go back to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
For a more invasive procedure, you may need a longer recovery time.