Published in Cancer Weekly, May 31st, 2005
Study 1: Breast cancer patients with micrometastatic sentinel lymph node (SLN) and preoperatively uninvolved axillary lymph nodes were assessed minimal risk of macrometastases in the non-sentinel lymph nodes (NSLN).
According to published research from Slovenia, "Micrometastases in the SLN carry a considerable risk of macrometastases in the NSLN, resulting in axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Preoperative ultrasound (US) examination of the axillary lymph nodes combined with a fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has been proved to discover metastases in the...
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