Biopsy for Pancreatic Cancer


During a biopsy, a sample of tissue from the tumor is removed and looked at under a microscope to see if there are cancer cells. There are several types of biopsies that might be done. In the past, a biopsy was often done as part of surgery. Now, fine needle aspiration biopsy is most often used.

Most common methods of obtaining a biopsy for pancreatic cancer are:

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Information Product No. PCA0011v1 | Published: 03/01/2014 | Last Updated: 03/10/2018 | Next Review Due: 03/01/2017