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Biopsy Owner Factsheet

Your pet may undergo a biopsy to determine if a growth is cancerous or noncancerous (benign). The tissue removed during a biopsy is examined under a microscope by a veterinary pathologist, a specialist in examining cells and tissue samples.

Image: Bone biopsy © Andy Moores

What is a biopsy?

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Why does my pet need a biopsy?

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What happens during a biopsy?

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Are there any risks?

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