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UF researchers say surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

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Your doctor breaks the horrible news to you: You may have breast cancer. It hits you like a brick and then you begin thinking about all the surgical procedures and radiation you will have to undergo in order to try and beat the cancer. But, what if there was an option to help you avoid unecessary surgical breast biopsies? University of Florida researchers at Shands Hospital have an important message for women facing breast biopsies. Dr. Stephen Grobmyer, Associate Professor of Surgery at UF, says invasive surgeries can be limited by an equally effective procedure called a needle biopsy. He spoke with WUFT’s Laura McKeeman.

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