Needle biopsies may be underused for breast cancer patients

June 13, 2014 5:32 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most women should undergo a needle biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis, but some surgeons opt for a more invasive procedure instead, according to a new study.

The difference may be a matter of surgeon experience, researchers say, so many women could benefit if surgeons were trained and encouraged to opt for the needle method more often.

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