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How does a percutaneous needle biopsy help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

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For this procedure, a radiologist inserts a needle into the mass to capture some tissue. You may also hear this called fine needle aspiration.

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American Cancer Society web site: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Islet Cell Tumors."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 13, 2019

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American Cancer Society web site: "Detailed Guide: Pancreatic Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Islet Cell Tumors."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 13, 2019

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