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biopsy gun

[by-op-see] an instrument used to take core biopsy samples, often used for prostate biopsies. See also biopsy, core needle biopsy.

Cancer Glossary

... biopsy. biopsy gun Search [by-op-see]. an instrument used to take core
biopsy samples, often used for prostate biopsies. ...


The Prostate Cancer Quandary

... the history of medicine is filled with examples of physicians "jumping the gun"
and using ... At age 67, I had a biopsy, when my PSA exceed 4.0, based ...


Cancer Glossary

... A doctor called a pathologist then looks at these samples under a
microscope. See also biopsy, biopsy gun, pathologist. ...


STAR Trial: Side Effects in The Uterus Are Key

... Of the 84 women on tamoxifen with hyperplasia, 72 were normal on biopsy
and 12 had atypia. ... The path report for the biopsy was ok. ...


New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

... possible cancer. If it was a small steady increase, then you could wait
before moving on to ultrasound and biopsy. In the ...


The MRI Dilemma: Is It A Better Screening Tool?

... problem is that MRIs of the breast should be done by radiologists who do a
lot of these studies, and have the equipment to do a biopsy guided by ...


Elizabeth Edwards: What We Know And What We Don't

... They have already taken a biopsy, and they are going to do additional tests
on that biopsy to get a sense of the characteristics of the recurrent ...


Less Surgery Is Better For Some Women With Breast Cancer ...

... The sentinel node biopsy is done by injecting the cancer with a marker dye
or radioactive tracer, then following that dye/tracer to the first lymph node ...


October 2012

... We have sentinel node biopsy instead of axillary node dissection, which for
some women adds nothing but long term misery caused by swelling of ...


Vaccine To Treat Prostate Cancer:Are We There Yet?

... One year after having a 1.8 PSA, I now have: a 19.7 PSA, positive results for
cancer from a prostate biopsy; and three metastatic sites in my pelvic ...