Fine needle biopsy is a simple and cost-effective method causing little discomfort for the patient.
It can be used for palpable tumors in patients with cancer or where possible spreading can be confirmed or excluded. It can also be used on patients without a previous cancer diagnosis, either to achieve a diagnosis or to determine further relevant examinations. This method gives the quickest result/diagnosis.
- Fine needle biopsy is performed on palpable surface nodes
- To obtain a specimen which provides a basis for making a diagnosis.