Breast pathology – Cytopathology of the breast – Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) procedure – Getting ready
- Before proceeding for FNAC, go through the clinical records and note the history, clinical examination findings, and ultrasound and mammography results, if available.
- Explain the procedure to the woman and talk to her about the implications of the test results.
- Inform the woman that the breast may feel a little sore for a short period afterwards. Local anaesthesia is not usually necessary.
- Take a written consent from the woman for the procedure.
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