What is a biopsy ?
The biopsy is the technique where a piece of tissue is surgically removed for microscope examination. Besides confirming a cancer, the biopsy also provides information about the type of cancer, the stage it has reached, the aggressiveness of the cancer and the extent of its spread. Since a biopsy provides the most accurate analysis, it is considered the gold standard of diagnostic tests.

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Are there several different types of cancer?

Yes. Cancer is not just one disease, but a large group of more than 100 diseases.
There are several different types of cancers:
Carcinomas are cancers that arise in the epithelium (the layer of cells covering the body’s surface and lining the internal organs and various glands). Ninety percent of human cancers fall into this category. Carcinomas can be subdivided into two types: adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Adenocarcinomas are cancers that develop in an organ or a gland, while squamous cell carcinomas refer to cancers that originate in the skin.
Melanomas also originate in the skin, usually in the pigment cells (melanocytes).
Sarcomas are cancers of the supporting tissues of the body, such as bone, muscle and blood vessels.
Cancers of the blood and lymph glands are called leukemias and lymphomas respectively.
Gliomas are cancers of the nerve tissue.

Why do I need to create an account on Biopsy.me to get a second opinion?

Your biopsy.me account is the center for communication with you. Through this account, you will receive progress notifications and your final biopsy review report.

Who can apply for a second opinion on Biopsy.me ?

You can apply for a second opinion from almost anywhere in the world with the execption of a few countries for regulatory reasons (like US, Canada, Belgium, …).

You can apply for a second opinion in your own name or in the name of another patient, and more specifically in the capacity of a parent/guidian of a minor, a administrator of a person (defined by court order), a representative of a patient (as per written mandate) or any other representative of the patient if that patient is unable to exercise his/her rights and you have a statement confirming you are acting as the patient’s representative.

Please refer to our patient consent form for more information on the above.

How much will it cost me to get an online review of my biopsy?

The price of a biopsy review is 575€. This includes the access of our platform, transport fees, sample reception, scanning, storage of the scanned images on the server and remuneration of the expert pathologist. It also includes all taxes (like VAT).

Can I get a report of my biopsy review in any language I want?

The language of our report is always English. You always receive our report in English. We also offer a translation service to other languages in the near future.

Will I be able to understand what is written in the review report?

We realize that the content of our report will contain inevitably medical terms and words. We strongly advise you to discuss the results with a qualified physician you can fully trust.

How long does it take to receive a report?

We engage ourselves to do all in our power to get you a final report as soon as possible. We have the ambition that you will have your answer within 72 hours (starting from the moment we receive your biopsy from the hospital/instituion where it was taken). We will inform you of every step taken in the process by updating the status of the request in your ‘My Account’ area.