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Surgery

Sentinel Node Biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy is a surgical procedure used to determine if cancer has spread beyond a primary tumor into your lymphatic system. A sentinel lymph node is defined as the first lymph node to which cancer cells are most likely to spread from a primary tumor.

Sentinel node biopsy involves injecting a tracer material that helps the surgeon locate the sentinel nodes during surgery. The sentinel nodes are removed and analyzed in a laboratory by a pathologist. If the sentinel nodes are free of cancer, then cancer isn't likely to have spread and removing additional lymph nodes is unnecessary.

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery

After you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and you and your doctor have decided upon a treatment plan that involves surgery, whether that is a lumpectomy, partial, or radical mastectomy, it is not uncommon to wonder how this might change your physical appearance. Fortunately, one of the newest breakthroughs in breast cancer surgery is a procedure called Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.  This procedure offers an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring while also preserving the shape, texture and appearance of the breast(s).

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