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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

This biopsy is done to determine if cancer cells have spread from the tumor to nearby lymph nodes. Cancer often spreads from the tumor to the nearest lymph node or nodes. These lymph nodes are called the sentinal nodes. It is important to understand that the sentinel node will probably be the first one to get cancer if the cancer has spread. In the case of breast cancer, the sentinal nodes are often found in the armpit.



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