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Two Northwestern Medicine Breast Health Program nurses looking at imaging on computer screens.

Some benign breast conditions can mimic cancer, requiring a biopsy to determine if they are benign or malignant (cancerous). During a biopsy, your physician will remove tissue from the abnormal area of your breast and send it to a pathology lab to be analyzed under a microscope.

Your physician will go over the results of your biopsy with you and discuss next steps.