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Wat are intraaxillary lymph nodes? what are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer..& how long its given for earlier stage of cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

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The nodes in the armpit are often involved in patients with breast cancer and are generally treated with radiation to kill tumor cells.
Radiation also damages other tissues needed for drainage of fluid from the arm. Due to that damage, some patients develop swelling of the arm on the involved side. You should discuss these issues with your doctor who knows your health status better.

In brief: Partial answer

The nodes in the armpit are often involved in patients with breast cancer and are generally treated with radiation to kill tumor cells.
Radiation also damages other tissues needed for drainage of fluid from the arm. Due to that damage, some patients develop swelling of the arm on the involved side. You should discuss these issues with your doctor who knows your health status better.
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