I have been impatiently waiting for an appointment with the oncologist. Today I got a voice message advising that the oncologist has ordered a biopsy before the consult. I am confused. Is it not proper to provide a patient with options and to discuss the risks? I have read on many sites that biopsies are not standard because a large number of tumour are malignant and because of the theory of seeding. I am looking for your insights? Who's had a biopsy and were you consulted first? For those who haven't had a biopsy was it an option? Why or why not? Tanks in advance for your perspectives.