The Evolution of Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer

Roshni Rao

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Breast cancer treatment has a long, fascinating history. Multimodality therapy utilizes surgery, systemic therapy and radiation. The role of surgical axillary staging in breast cancer continues to evolve. Secondary to randomized, controlled trials, sentinel lymph node biopsy is the standard for surgical staging in patients with a clinically negative axilla. Traditionally, when sentinel nodes revealed metastases, a complete axillary lymph node dissection was performed. Recently however, the value of complete axillary dissection is being challenged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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  • Medicine(all)


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