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Superficial Mass Needle Biopsy
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
A superficial mass needle biopsy is a procedure to remove cells or tissue located just under your skin. A fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is used to remove a sample of cells or fluid. A core needle biopsy is used to remove tissue. The samples are then sent to a lab and tested for cancer.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
You may need to return for more tests or another procedure. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever.
- You have more pain than usual near the mass.
- The skin around the mass is more red or swollen than usual.
- You have a large bruise near the mass.
- You feel a new mass.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Return to the emergency department if:
- Blood soaks through your bandage.
- You cannot feel or move the area near the mass.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.