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needle biopsy

[need-ul by-op-see] a procedure to remove fluid, cells, or tissue with a hollow needle so that it can be looked at under a microscope. The main types of needle biopsy are fine needle aspiration (FNA) and core biopsy. FNA uses a thin needle to draw up (aspirate) fluid or small tissue pieces from a cyst or tumor. A core needle biopsy uses a thicker needle to remove a core of tissue from a tumor. See also biopsy, core needle biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, needle aspiration.

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

... The device inserts and removes the needle in a fraction of a second. ... can still
sometimes miss a cancer if none of the biopsy needles pass through it ...

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

Types of biopsy procedures

... Core needle biopsy. A core needle biopsy (CNB) is much like an FNAB.
A slightly ... lump. Stereotactic core needle biopsy. A ...

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

For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy

... My Saved Articles » My ACS ». For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy. ... Here we
explain what a breast biopsy is, how it's done, and what it might find. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/forwomenfacingabreastbiopsy/index

Overview of biopsy types

... Core biopsy uses needles that are ... The core needle biopsy is done using local
anesthesia (drugs used to make the area numb) in the doctor's ...

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

Biopsy and surgery: How they work together

... breast change. First a needle biopsy, then surgery if it's needed. There
are many benefits to doing a needle biopsy first. As ...

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

How is non-small cell lung cancer diagnosed?

... Needle biopsy. ... This is called a transthoracic needle biopsy. The area where
the needle is to be inserted may be numbed with local anesthesia first. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-diagnosis

How is thyroid cancer diagnosed? | American Cancer Society

... For a CT-guided needle biopsy, you remain on the CT scanning table, while
the doctor advances a biopsy needle through the skin and toward the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/thyroidcancer/detailedguide/thyroid-cancer-diagnosis

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

... For this procedure, called a CT-guided needle biopsy, the patient remains
on the CT scanning table while a radiologist advances a biopsy needle ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... See also biopsy, needle biopsy. needle ... The main types of needle biopsy
are fine needle aspiration (FNA) and core biopsy. FNA ...

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

How is bone cancer diagnosed?

... (See the section, “Needle biopsy.”). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. ...
It also may cause the cancer to spread. Needle biopsy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-diagnosis