Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 21st, 2005
According to recent research from Australia, "The aims of surgical therapy of breast cancer are loco-regional tumor control and staging. Axillary staging is still considered the single most important prognostic indicator in breast cancer."
"Surgical removal of axillary nodes remains the standard way to assess their involvement in most centers. The morbidity associated with axillary dissection (AD) is well recognized. In recent years sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has evolved. Multiple studies suggest it has the same accuracy as AD in axillary staging and less morbidity in...
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