Which breast cancer patients need lymph nodes removed? Ultrasound narrows it down, study finds

2 febrero 2015

Which breast cancer patients need to have underarm lymph nodes removed? New research is narrowing it down: a study finds that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Ultrasound is a useful tool for judging before breast cancer surgery whether chemotherapy eliminated cancer from the underarm lymph nodes, the researchers found.