Am I a candidate for a biopsy?
If your doctor suspect that you might have some kind of cancer they will make a biopsy.
How do I prepare for a biopsy?
Biopsies usually don’t require much preparation from the patients, especially with minimally invasive techniques, however, it might be necessary to avoid eating for 24 hours before a surgical biopsy, and stop taking certain medications.
Which form of biopsy do I need?
This depends on the area to be examined; the doctor might use a needle or a punch biopsy to study your skin, but if your liver or your bone marrow is to be surveyed, an endoscopy or a needle biopsy might be needed. We recommend you speak with your specialists in order to learn which form of procedure is best for your needs.
How long do I have to wait to get my results?
You will have the results of your biopsy after 2 or 3 days, but, if more complex tests are needed you might have to wait up to 7 or 10 days. Depending on the results of the diagnosis, your doctor will speak with you about further treatment.