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Breast Cancer

Breast nodule

05/11/2009

Question:

I have been told I have a complex hypoechoic nodule that is 5 mm. They are going to doa fine needle biopsy. The nurse told me this is a solid. How can they do a FNA?

Answer:

FNA can be done to drain cysts, but it can also be used to sample solid nodules.  The cells withdrawn can be examined by a cytopathologist.

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Response by:

Doreen M Agnese, MD Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University