Breast Biopsy

This information is useful for adults and older adults
breast biopsy

If you or your doctor discovers something unusual in your breast—such as a lump, discharge or unusual skin changes, like peeling around the nipple—a breast biopsy may be in order to help identify the cause.

“There are many patients who have an abnormal mammogram or find something themselves during a self-breast exam, which may warrant a biopsy,” says Anees Chagpar, MD, MPH, a Yale Medicine surgical breast oncologist at the Breast Center at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. 

Yale Medicine doctors use the latest techniques and advanced technology to perform breast biopsies. And, if needed, our comprehensive breast program provides care in a safe and compassionate environment.