Video: Cytology vs. Biopsy
- Treatment & Doctors
- May 10, 2012
In this week’s “What Does That Really Mean?” video series, Patient Advocate Missy Miller breaks down the differences between a cytology and a biopsy.
“Hi, I’m Missy Miller, a patient advocate here at the Mesothelioma Center. Welcome to this week’s “What Does That Really Mean?”
This week I’ll be talking about the difference between a cytology and a biopsy.
A cytology is where the doctor goes in and removes some fluid from the lungs. The fluid is then looked at under a microscope to look for any cancerous cells. In a biopsy an actual tissue sample of the lungs is taken. It’s then looked at under a microscope to determine if the tissue has any cancerous cells.
Now you know the difference between cytology and biopsy. Thanks for watching.”