What are the benefits of an endometrial biopsy?

An endometrial biopsy is the most common and accurate test used to diagnose endometrial cancer. The lab should have the results in about a week. Your physician will share the results with you and go over a treatment plan depending on the results.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 02/03/2015.


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