What does it mean?

What is a Core Biopsy?
This is when a tissue sample is taken from the breast using a special sampling needle.  Local anaesthetic is used for the procedure.

What is an Ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a scan that shows a picture of the tissues within the breast. It uses sound waves to create an image of the breast tissue.

What is Cytology?
Cytology – where a few cells may be removed from your breast with a very fine needle and examined under a microscope.  This test is similar to having blood taken.

What is histology?
The examination of tissues under the microscope to help make a diagnosis.