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Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Breast


Photo of a fine-needle biopsy of the breast

Photograph courtesy National Cancer Institute. All rights reserved. Available online: http://visualsonline.cancer.gov

In a fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the breast, your doctor inserts a thin needle into a lump and removes a sample of cells or fluid. The sample is examined under a microscope.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
Last RevisedMarch 29, 2011

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