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Can Biopsy Cause Spread?

Can Biopsy Cause Spread?

December 29, 2021
Ray Scott Daugherty, MD
Ray Scott Daugherty, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Some people get concerned that the cancer may spread with a biopsy or surgery. This is sort of an old wives tale. We treat these tumors with biopsies and surgeries, and it’s really the only way for diagnosis and treatment. Having a cut or a biopsy or letting the air reach the tumor will not necessarily spread it with these techniques.