Do Biopsies spread cancer?
On the day I was told I had cancer and was going to have my breast removed, I had a biopsy. In fact, it was a triple biopsy.
Why was the biopsy necessary when they already knew it was cancer? And if it was to determine what cancer type it was, surely, they could do all the testing they wanted to do on the tumour when they removed it from my body? Why disrupt it while it's still IN the body? A core biopsy needle is big enough for a grain of rice to pass through. It introduces a channel to the tumour from which cancer cells can spread.
I remember feeling very nauseous that evening after my biopsy. As though something was floating around in my system. Before the Doctors interfered with me, I had been walking around with an 8cm tumour in my breast and feeling fine.
Now, after a double mastectomy, lymph nodes removed, chemo & rads, I have metastatic cancer in my spine. I would like an expert to convince me that this cancer did not spread from that biopsy.