In this medical video watch Dr. Carrie Morrison, a breast radiologist, discuss a breast biopsy device that is less invasive and provides a better "intact" specimen than traditional biopsy methods.
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Jennifer Matthews: This is where Robin Lukasek finds peace. But when Robin was faced with potential breast cancer last fall, she wasn't sure she could handle it. Robin Lukasek: Your mind does fast-forward and you think will I be here? Will I have grandchildren? Will I see my children married? Can I make it through this? Jennifer Matthews: Many of the one-million women who have breast biopsies each year ask those same questions. Dr. Carrie Morrison: About 85 percent of what we biopsy are not breast cancer. Jennifer Matthews: Doctor Carrie Morrison says that doesn't make the thought of a biopsy any easier. But a new procedure can make the physical part of one easier. It's called En-Bloc. Dr. Carrie Morrison: What we try to do is cause the least amount of invasion to the breast as possible. Jennifer Matthews: First, a probe deploys a snare through a small incision in the breast. An electrical current is delivered through the probe to work through breast tissue to get the best sample. Dr. Carrie Morrison: It's quite a bit faster. It's less stressful for the patient, and we get a better tissue sample. Jennifer Matthews: A better sample means a more accurate diagnosis often eliminating the need for more surgeries. Standard biopsies take up to 20 minutes to get a sample, but this method does it in just 15 seconds. Robin's biopsy showed there was no cancer. Robin Lukasek: First and foremost, a feeling of thanks to God that this wasn't meant for me, it was just -- maybe it was an eye-opener or something for our family to bring us closer. Jennifer Matthews: For Robin, this new technology was the answer to her prayers. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.

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