Breast biopsies

When a woman finds a lump in her breast or has an abnormal mammogram, there are sometimes unacceptably long waits to get the next tests done to see if she has breast cancer. One simple test can be done at Willow Clinic called a fine needle aspiration. This only works if the lump can be felt so we are sure the sample is taken from the right area.

A fine needle aspiration takes only a minute and is no more uncomfortable than an injection. The sample is sent to the lab and the results are available in 2-3 days.

If you are worried about a breast lump, you may make an appointment at Willow to have a doctor examine it and perhaps take a biopsy so that you will know if it is cancer or not within a few days.


Suite 1013 – 750 West Broadway Vancouver BC V5Z 1H9
Ph. : 604-709-5611
Fax : 604-873-8304
Email: willowwomensclinic@yahoo.ca