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Can biopsies spread cancer?

My father(age-50yrs, height-6 feet, weight- I don't know, medical history- victim of piles) has a wound in his food pipe.Because of which his stomach is fattening,without eating anything(he does not feels hungry ). And a specimen of some part has been sent to Mumbai for diagnosis(byopsis). And we are afraid that diagnosis may lead to cancer. So, I wanted to know can this be a cause of cancer to any extent?
Wed, 11 Mar 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. He may have esophageal cancer or may be some benign lesion. Biopsy give the exact diagnosis and then you should take treatment accordingly. Biopsy is not a cause of cancer spread. It just a diagnostic procedures. Just wait for your biopsy diagnosis and then take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Can biopsies spread cancer?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. He may have esophageal cancer or may be some benign lesion. Biopsy give the exact diagnosis and then you should take treatment accordingly. Biopsy is not a cause of cancer spread. It just a diagnostic procedures. Just wait for your biopsy diagnosis and then take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.