Removing Lymph Nodes During Breast Cancer Surgery

During your breast cancer surgery, the doctor (surgeon) may remove one or more of the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes to analyze them and see the extent of the cancer. This fact sheet explains this procedures and how it works.

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The content of this Health Sheet in no way replaces the recommendations and diagnoses made, or treatment suggested by your health professional.

Prélever des ganglions pendant une opération du cancer du sein (exérèse ou biopsie)