Sentinel node biopsy in early breast cancer + significant reduction in removal of lymph nodes

One of our members has just flagged up an interesting article in the New York Times. It concerns the findings of a new study commissioned by the National Cancer Insitute that suggest that ‘many women with early breast cancer do not need a painful procedure that has long been routine: removal of cancerous lymph nodes from the armpit.’

Read the full text of the article here

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