St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you probably have a million questions and worries. We understand this; your Cancer Care Center health care team and breast cancer navigator are here to answer any questions and provide reassurance.
Here are some frequently asked questions about breast cancer:
The biopsy itself is done with a local anesthetic. You stay awake, but the site of the incision is numbed. You may feel some pressure during the biopsy, and afterwards your breast may be sore for a day, but a biopsy is a relatively painless procedure. In addition, once your doctor gets an answer, you can begin treatment immediately. Learn more about breast biopsies.