A fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a test that can help diagnose laryngeal cancer if you have a lump in your neck.. You can have it in the outpatient clinic. The doctor passes a fine needle into the lump. Then they take (aspirate) some fluid or tissue using a syringe.

You might have an ultrasound scan at the same time. This is to help the doctor guide the needle into the correct area. An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to build a picture of that area of the body.

A pathologist then looks at the sample of fluid or tissue under a microscope, to check for cancer cells.

Fine needle aspirate (FNA)

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