Harvard Men's Health Watch
A new approach to cancer diagnosis
Liquid biopsies may offer a less invasive alternative than a traditional biopsy. A tissue biopsy is the standard test for identifying cancer. Your medical team will use needles or other devices to capture pieces of actual tumor to see if itís malignant or benign. But another approach, called a liquid biopsy, is less invasive and may provide a diagnosis when a biopsy doesnít.