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The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node that receives lymphatic drainage from a tumor. Sentinel lymph node biopsy helps determine whether or not a cancerous tumor has spread. If cancer cells are detected in the sentinel lymph node, more lymph nodes may be removed. If no cancerous cells are detected, it is not necessary to remove additional lymph nodes.

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