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The extent of extracapsular extension may influence the need for axillary lymph node dissection in patients with T1-T2 breast cancer.
Keywords: breast cancer, lumpectomy, axillary lymph node dissection, mastectomy, adjuvant therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation, sentinel node biopsy, oncogene, during pregnancy, breast reconstruction
Inmediante versus delayed shoulder exercises after axillary lymph node dissection.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy results in less postoperative morbidity compared with axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.
Is axillary lymph node dissection necessary for T1 carcinoma of the breast?
CHICAGO -- Women with clinical early-stage breast cancer and a positive sentinel lymph node who receive breast-conserving therapy can safely skip an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), and therefore avoid its associated morbidity, confirms long-term follow-up of the Z00 11 trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
However, how best to achieve local-regional control and determine nodal status for the purposes of maximizing survival while minimizing such risks as lymphedema, upper extremity sensory and motor deficits, and alteration in shoulder mobility associated with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), has been a subject of continued investigation.
Though sentinel lymph node biopsy has evolved as an integral part in the management of carcinoma breast, especially in cases of early breast cancer, but Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (ALND) is still an important cornerstone in providing staging and prognostic information.
8%) had a positive SLN (macrometastases) and subsequently had immediate axillary lymph node dissection (ALND).
Risk factors for the initiation and aggravation of lymphoedema after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer.
Certain breast cancer patients may not need to undergo the painful procedure known as complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), or removal of lymph nodes from the armpit, according to a study published February 9,2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.