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AXILLARY SURGERY

SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY using special dyes, this procedure samples the first few lymph nodes in the underarm which drain the breast in order to determine spread of disease and stage.

AXILLARY NODE DISSECTION removal of more lymph nodes than in the Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, this procedure may be done when the cancer is already known to have spread to the lymph nodes.