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fine needle aspiration (FNA)

A biopsy procedure in which a fine needle is placed into a lump to extract cells.

endometrial aspiration

Removing the lining of the uterus (endometrium) through a needle.

needle core biopsy

A procedure in which tissue is removed from an organ or lymph node using a needle….

News: Queensland tea etiquette expert shares all ahead of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

…tips to help Queenslanders fine-tune their tea etiquette skills. 1. Pair your tea with the right food. When planning out what tea and food to serve at your event, remember that just like wines complement particular foods, so too does…

News: Etiquette expert shares how to be a high tea connoisseur ahead of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Is there a proper way to eat a scone? Why yes, there is! Cancer Council Queensland has teamed up with one of the state’s top experts in tea etiquette, Jo Hayes, to help Queenslanders fine-tune their etiquette skills, including step-by-step…

lumbar puncture

A test where a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid. Also called a spinal tap.


A procedure in which a hollow needle is inserted between the ribs in order to drain excess fluid. Also called a pleural tap….

Kidney cancer

…primary cancer forms a tumour that is confined to the kidney. Usually, only a single kidney is infected, but in rare cases, both kidneys can be affected. As cancer grows, it can spread to areas near the kidney, such as…


…Checking the lymph nodes – Your doctor may feel the lymph nodes near the melanoma to see if they are enlarged. To test whether the melanoma has spread, your doctor may recommend that you have a fine needle biopsy or…

Helen’s story

…next to me – I felt fine. But then my husband Dave arrived, followed by a doctor and another nurse. The curtains were drawn and they told us they had found cancer. Bowel cancer. Is this for real? I felt…