Stereotactic Mammography Guided Breast Biopsy is considered a minimally invasive alternative to surgical biopsy. It is completed on an outpatient basis with a minimum of discomfort and recovery time. You will be awake throughout the procedure. Biopsies are the only definitive way to confirm that a breast abnormality is benign (non-cancerous) or not.
It is important to remember that 70% to 80% of all breast biopsies are benign (not cancer) and your breast abnormality presents no health risk.