NCLEX RN Practice Question # 879

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 879.


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  • Biopsy is the definitive means of diagnosing cancer and provides histological proof of malignancy.
  • Biopsy involves the surgical incision to obtain a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination.


  • Needle: Aspiration of cells
  • Incisional: Removal of a wedge of suspected tissue from a larger mass
  • Excisional: Complete removal of the entire lesion
  • Staging: Multiple needle or incisional biopsies in tissues where metastasis is suspected or likely

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