Dermatologists have a few tools in their medical bag when it comes to solving the mystery of lesions on the body. Sometimes there is confusion as to why one type of biopsy is used over another. (In fact, today's post was inspired by to a curious patient!) So, what's the deal with biopsies? There are two ways to biopsy lesions to ensure that they are not melanoma- excisional biopsy and incisional biopsy. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), British Association of Dermatologist, and many other professional groups have stated that the...Read More
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