What is a biopsy and is it necessary?
What is a biopsy and is it necessary? This is one of the most interesting questions for patients with a tumor. The topic clarifies Deputy Director of Oncology Department of MC Erebouni Dr. Haykuhi Geokchyan. During a biopsy, a small piece is taken from the tumor, it is sent to the appropriate laboratory for examination. With the help of a biopsy taken from the tumor tissue, the type of tumor is determined, after which the treatment strategy is chosen. After the biopsy, the doctor determines which type of therapy will be used-chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy. Тhe tumor does not progress from the biopsy. There is no modern oncology without a biopsy