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What are the chances that breast cancer that has spread to the lymn nodes has not spread to other organ..

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Lymph Nodes are a...

...Window into the rest of the body, meaning, when breast cancer is found in the axillary nodes we assume it is elsewhere.
Removing cancerous lymph nodes does not short-circuit the spread of cancer--it tells us what tools are needed. However, this does not make it incurable. It simply means that a combination of chemotherapy & your own body's immune defense will have to kill these "foreigners".

In brief: Lymph Nodes are a...

...Window into the rest of the body, meaning, when breast cancer is found in the axillary nodes we assume it is elsewhere.
Removing cancerous lymph nodes does not short-circuit the spread of cancer--it tells us what tools are needed. However, this does not make it incurable. It simply means that a combination of chemotherapy & your own body's immune defense will have to kill these "foreigners".
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