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glossary:sentinel_node_biopsy [2007/09/07 15:55]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:sentinel_node_biopsy [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Sentinel Node Biopsy: ======
 + A newer procedure performed in order to determine whether [[breast cancer]] has spread to auxiliary (underarm) lymph nodes. A blue radioactive tracer and/or blue dye is injected into the area of the breast tumor. The [[lymphatic vessels]] carry the dye or radioactive material, to a "​[[sentinel_node]]"​. This [[sentinel_node]] is thought to be the first [[lymph_nodule|lymph node]] receiving fluid from the [[tumor]] and the one most likely to contain cancer cells if the cancer has spread. Only if the sentinel node contains [[cancer]] cells are more [[lymph_nodule|lymph nodes]] removed.
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 +See Also:
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 +* [[:​Lymphedema]]
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 +* [[:My Life with Lymphedema and lymphoma]]
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 +* [[:Axillary node biopsy]]
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 +* [[:Sentinel node biopsy]]
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 +* [[:Small Needle biopsy]]
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 +* [[:​Lymphoscintigraphy]]
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 +* [[:Arm or leg swelling after cancer]]
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 +* [[:Arm Lymphedema]]
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 +* [[:Leg Lymphedema]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=152 | Cervical cancer, breast, ovarian cancer]] ​
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=1159 | Secondary Lymphedema in the cancer patient]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=150 | Kidney and Renal Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=149 | Hodgkins Disease or Hodgkins Lymphoma]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=977 | Gynecological cancer]] ​
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=979 | Leg Lymphedema Gynecological Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=641 | Kaposi'​s Sarcoma]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=278 | Skin Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_colon_cancer.htm | Colon Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_prostate_cancer.htm | Prostate Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_melanoma.htm | Melanoma]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_male_breast_cancer.htm | Male Breast Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​leg_swelling.htm | Leg Swelling]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​arm_swelling.htm | Arm Swelling]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​swelling.htm | Swelling]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_breast_cancer.htm|Breast Cancer]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=1081|Cancer Glossary]] ​
  
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