Lymph Node Removal & Lymphedema - National Breast Cancer Foundation - Breast in lymph node
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Sometimes breast cancer spreads to the lymph nodes in the underarm area. Learn how lymph node status affects prognosis and treatment. If breast cancer spreads, it typically goes first to nearby lymph nodes under the arm. Lymph node removal can be done in different ways, depending on whether any lymph nodes are enlarged, how big the breast tumor is, and other factors. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB is the most.