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needle aspiration

[need-ul asp-er-A-shun] a procedure in which a thin, hollow needle is used to reach a cyst or tumor, and with suction, draw up (aspirate) samples to be looked at under a microscope. See also biopsy, needle biopsy.

Cancer Glossary

... needle aspiration Search [need-ul asp-er-A-shun]. a procedure in which a
thin, hollow needle is used to reach a cyst or tumor, and with suction ...

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

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

How is Hodgkin disease staged?

... A bone marrow biopsy is usually done just after the aspiration. A small piece
of bone and marrow is removed with a slightly larger needle that is ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-staging

How is Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia diagnosed?

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy. ... Fat pad fine needle aspiration. This type
of biopsy may be used in some people with WM to check for amyloid. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia/detailedguide/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-diagnosis

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) uses a very thin needle ... Core biopsy uses needles
that are slightly larger ... The core needle biopsy is done using local ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003185-pdf.pdf

How is breast cancer diagnosed? | American Cancer Society

... Fine needle aspiration biopsy. In a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy,
the doctor uses a very thin, hollow needle attached ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-diagnosis

How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... Most often, a needle biopsy is used. Fine needle aspiration biopsy.
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) uses a very thin needle ...

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

Overview of biopsy types

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) uses a very thin needle ... Core biopsy uses needles
that are slightly larger ... The core needle biopsy is done using local ...

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

How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosed?

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy: In an FNA biopsy, the
doctor uses a very thin, hollow needle attached to a syringe to withdraw ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-diagnosis

For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

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

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