To Biopsy or Not? 💉

Many cases have been reported in the medical literature on "seeding," which is the spreading of cancer cells after biopsy or surgery. A search in any medical database can pull up many reports of such:

- A case of melanoma seeding along the biopsy tract

- Tumour seeding along needle biopsy tract in pancreatic cancer - Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Seeding along a Percutaneous Biopsy Tract

- Neoplastic seeding of breast cancer along the core biopsy tract

- Are Biopsy Tracts a Concern for Seeding and Local Recurrence in Sarcomas?