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fine needle aspiration biopsy

[asp-er-A-shun by-op-see] also called FNA or FNAB. A procedure in which a thin, hollow needle attached to a syringe is used to draw up (aspirate) samples to look at under a microscope. See also aspiration, biopsy.

Types of biopsy procedures

... Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ... A surgical biopsy is more involved than
a fine needle aspiration or a core needle biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/forwomenfacingabreastbiopsy/breast-biopsy-biopsy-types

Cancer Glossary

... remove a core of tissue from a tumor. See also biopsy, core needle biopsy,
fine needle aspiration biopsy, needle aspiration. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=n

Overview of biopsy types

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) uses a very thin needle and a ... is that sometimes
this needle cannot remove ... Core biopsy uses needles that are slightly ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-biopsy-types

Overview of cytology types

... cytology shows cancer, often a biopsy is also done to be sure of any abnormal
finding before treatment is started. Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types

For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

... biopsy. You should also know that a mammogram is not perfect at finding
breast cancer. ... Fine needle aspiration biopsy In ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003176-pdf.pdf

How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... Finding these changes can sometimes help in predicting a person's prognosis. ...
Most often, a needle biopsy is used. Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis

How are basal and squamous cell skin cancers diagnosed?

... When used by an experienced dermatologist, this test can improve the accuracy
of finding skin cancers early. ... Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-basalandsquamouscell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-basal-and-squamous-cell-diagnosis

Surgery to diagnose and stage cancer

... Fine needle aspiration (asp-er-A-shun) or FNA uses a very ... is that in some cases
the needle can't ... of biopsy (one that involves larger needles or a ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/surgery/surgery-surgery-to-diagnose-and-stage-cancer

Overview of cytology types

... cytology shows cancer, often a biopsy is also done to be sure of any abnormal
finding before treatment is started. Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%252525252525253fdocselected%252525252525253dtesting-biopsy-and-cytology-

Overview of cytology types

... cytology shows cancer, often a biopsy is also done to be sure of any abnormal
finding before treatment is started. Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types%252525252525253fdocselected%252525252525253dtesting-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer