How Many Lymph Nodes Are in Axillary Dissection? Center

Breast cancer can spread to other parts of the body. It first spreads to the lymph nodes in the armpit (axilla) close to the breast. Lymph nodes are lumps of special tissue that drain the fluid from the breast and arm. The first nodes in the axilla affected by breast cancer are known as sentinel or guardian lymph nodes. Read more: How Many Lymph Nodes Are in Axillary Dissection? Article

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