This four-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for a biopsy of the thyroid, which is a gland in the neck that makes and stores hormones. It explains that the thyroid biopsy is a procedure that uses a small needle to remove cells from the thyroid gland for testing. The document provides a step by step explanation of what will happen during the test, and discusses what the patient can do after to alleviate any bruising, discomfort, and swelling at the biopsy site.
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