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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

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?

... 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 prostate cancer diagnosed?

... Even taking many samples, biopsies can still sometimes miss a cancer if none
of the biopsy needles pass through it. ... Fine needle aspiration (FNA). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-diagnosis

How is Hodgkin disease 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/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-diagnosis

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