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Breast Cancer Sentinel Node Biopsy
Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
O had surgery for positive breast cancer. Is sentinel lymph node biopsy accurate for breast cancer surgery. Node was negative.
Spread of cells: Micrometastasis means that a few tumor cells have left the breast tumor and traveled to the lymph nodes under the arm. In most cases, this is treated as a negative lymph node. I encourage you to review your pathology report with your surgeon and oncologists (ideally they are communicating with each other through a meeting called a tumor board). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast cancer survivor bilateral mastectomy sentinel node removed on cancerous side now have arm and trunk swelling on non affected side is this norm?
Standard staging: The staging of invasive breast cancer almost always involves assessing the axillary nodes as the most likely 1st place cancer cells can be found outside he breast. Today this is dine via sentinel node mapping/bx to identify, remove, and test the first nod in the chain that will predict the status of the rest. On average just over 2nodes-procedure are removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Removing a few nodes: A sentinel node biopsy means removing several lymph nodes in the chain of armpit lymph nodes. Blue dye and/or radioactivity is injected into the breast.The first armpit lymph nodes that "light up" are removed and examined for cancer cells. We know that cancer cells travel through lymph nodes in order. If the sentinel lymph nodes are negative, the others are assumed to be negative as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have breast cancer, can I do a sentinal lymph node biopsy before i decide on which procedure to do (lumpectomy or mastectomy)?
For breast cancer can lymph nodes be tested with needle biopsy or must they 100% be removed to check them.?
Depends on size: Larger lymph nodes that can be felt or are over 1/2" on ultrasound can be biopsied with a needle. If that shows cancer, often no further lymph node surgery is needed NOW, but might be needed later. If no lymph nodes can be felt, and none are enlarged by ultrasound, then a "Sentinel Node Biopsy" -- removing the "sentry" or guardian lymph node of the armpit is needed; sometimes more than one. ...Read more
Do you need to remove 100% of a lymph node to check for breast cancer, or can they be checked with a needle biopsy?
Yes: lymph nodes are only of concern if a malignant lesion of breast is present. Usually the breast tumors are small and the incidence of nodal involvement is low so that following excisional biopsy a sentinel node bx is performed removing only those nodes in the field of drainage. If a node is palpable, it is best to remove by excisional bx unless very large when aspiration can be tried. ...Read more
After a biopsy, i was diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor said it is in the lymph nodes. I got results that came out negative but instead said metastatic breast. What does this mean?
Not clear to me: Typically, breast cancer spreads first to regional lymph nodes and then to other parts of the body. Once breast cancer spreads to the lymph nodes it is considered to have metastasized. It would be critical to understand exactly what results were "negative" to determine its significance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is first node to which lymphatic drainage and metastasis from a cancer goes to. A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small piece of living tissue from your body. The tissue is examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Biopsies can be done on all parts of the body. A biopsy is the only test that can tell for sure if a ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
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