Common "Biopsy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Biopsy is a diagnostic test which is ordered for the confirmation of diagnosis in certain conditions. In this procedure, a sample of the problematic tissue is removed from the body and sent to a laboratory to be observed under a microscope. There are different types of biopsies based on the procedure used to remove the tissue as well as extent of removal.

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My father has a growth with fluid in his lungs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father's CT scan suggests some growth in the chest. The doctor already did bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and some other tests to identify the cause of the fluid in the lungs, but nothing was found in those reports. So now the doctor wants to do a chest CT scan guided biopsy for that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As a general rule, any growth is treated as a tumor. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant). However, the elderly age group has a higher risk of cancerous lung growth. So in your father's case, it would be easier to say something definitive in favor of any po...  Read Full »

My biopsy result shows three out of four lumps in my left breast as DCIS stage 0. The doctor has suggested mastectomy as it is located at the nipple, 4 and 6 o'clock positions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my biopsy results came with three out of four lumps on my left breast as DCIS stage 0. The doctor suggested I have a mastectomy as it is located at the nipple, 4 and 6 o'clock positions. He said no therapy is needed thereafter and will not affect my lymph node. Is this the on...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, I would like to request you upload your doctor's notes, your biopsy report, and your mammogram report for comprehensive and complete advice. From what you have mentioned, it seems your doctor is probably right in suggesting mastectomy, as it can be one...  Read Full »

My testicular ultrasound shows multiple solid nodules. Is biopsy needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an ultrasound on my testicles and found multiple solid nodules or lumps and lesions in both testicles. He strongly suspects germ cell tumors. I have had blood tests done, and tumor markers and everything else is normal. I will be seeing a urologist in about two weeks. Do I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to testicular mass is treated as cancer unless proven otherwise. That is why it is advised to evaluate the lesions found by patient or ultrasound by surgical removal and detailed pathological examination. Whereas for most other sites, the biopsy is possible. The biopsy is ...  Read Full »

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