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Are Needle Biopsies Spreading Cancer?

Not too long ago, on an conference call with other members of ASK INSIDER DOCTORS & SCIENTISTS (AID), the topic of needle biopsies came into the discussion. In the last month or so it was stated on national news that needle biopsies are not as safe as they were once thought to be. Anyone wanting to read more of the details of what studies were done to come to this conclusion please visit the website of Dr. Joseph Mercola at . This website is excellent source for many health issues.
Article Excerpt:
...According to a study from the John Wayne Cancer Institute, it appears that a needle biopsy may increase the spread of cancer by 50 percent compared to patients who received excisional biopsies, also known as lumpectomies...
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Another article written by Dr. Ralph Moss appears at the address below:
Article Excerpt:
..."Manipulation of an intact tumor by FNA or large-gauge needle core biopsy is associated with an increase in the incidence of SN metastases, perhaps due in part to the mechanical disruption of the tumor by the needle." This is a discreet way of saying that needle biopsy, an increasingly common procedure, was itself responsible for spreading the cancer...Read More of this Article...

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