Sentinel Node Biopsy

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Breast Cancer, Breast Health | No Comments

The status of the axillary lymph nodes has important prognostic significance in breast cancer.  In the past, the axillary lymph nodes were routinely removed.  This surgery is associated with significant morbidity including lymphedema and numbness and pain in the arm, shoulder, and axilla.  Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a new technique that decreases these complications […]