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Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)

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Updated September 24, 2006

Definition:

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a diagnostic procedure where a needle is inserted into your body, and a small amount of tissue is sucked out for examination under a microscope.

It is a quicker and less painful procedure than a Biopsy, but doctors still prefer a biopsy for lymphomas as it gives surer results.

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