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What is sentinal node biopsy?

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Dr. Michael Sabel
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: A surgical procedure

This is a surgical procedure to identify the first node that receives drainage from the site of the cancer, and is thus the node most likely to have cancer if cancer has spread.
It is done routinely for breast cancer and melanoma. Thenode is removed and examined under the microscope for cancer. The results will help determine what additional treatments may be needed.

In brief: A surgical procedure

This is a surgical procedure to identify the first node that receives drainage from the site of the cancer, and is thus the node most likely to have cancer if cancer has spread.
It is done routinely for breast cancer and melanoma. Thenode is removed and examined under the microscope for cancer. The results will help determine what additional treatments may be needed.
Dr. Michael Sabel
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 1st Lymph Node

First lymph node or group of nodes most likely to harbor cancer cells from a primary tumor.

In brief: 1st Lymph Node

First lymph node or group of nodes most likely to harbor cancer cells from a primary tumor.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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