"I read today that if cancer is present, that a biopsy can spread the cancer. Is this true and if so, is there another way, a safer and perhaps less expensive way to detect cancer?"
I read this, also.
"Let me say this right up front: NEVER EVER get a needle biopsy. Most people, including many doctors, don't think of a needle as a knife. But if you look at a hypodermic needle under a magnifying glass, you'll see that it's beveled (ground down on one side) into a sharp, cutting edge. Essentially, it is a tiny, hollow knife. Experiments have demonstrated that after sticking a needle into cancer tissue, cancer cells can be found in the bloodstream."
I just don't want anything to go wrong.
My dad will have one on Monday.
Any reason to be worried?
Anything I should tell the doctors?
Edited July 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm