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Biopsy: Types of biopsy procedures used to diagnose Precancer and Cancer

You might be anxious about an forthcoming biopsy. Knowledge about biopsies, how and why they're performed, may help reduce your apprehension.

Biopsy is a procedure which involves the removal of a piece of tissue from the oral cavity, so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory. If there are certain signs and symptoms such as white or red area in the mouth, non healing ulcer or if your doctor has identified an area of concern, you may have to undergo a biopsy establishment of proper diagnosis, which will help in providing appropriate treatment.

Till date, Biopsy is the Gold Standard for Diagnosis.

Types of biopsy procedures used to diagnose precancer, cancer or any other lesion:

Incisional biopsy: When the lesion is large, then a small piece of tissue is removed from the entire lesion.

Excisional Biopsies : When the lesion is small and if it appears to be benign or not cancerous, then it will be removed in total.

At Paul Dental & Orthodontic Centre, biopsy procedures are routinely carried out and diagnosis is made by an Oral Oncopathologist – Dr. Mayura Paul