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Fine-needle aspiration is a method of collecting cells from the
breast, liver, mouth, neck, lymph nodes, genitals, respiratory tract, or
thyroid to look for signs of cancer, infection, or other conditions. During a
fine-needle aspiration, a health professional inserts a thin needle into a
suspicious lump and removes cells that are then examined under a
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