American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Description

This patient guide summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s guidelines for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in patients with early-stage breast cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • About SNB
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Recommendations
  • What this means for patients
  • Questions to ask your doctor

Developer:

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Funding Sources:

American Society of Clinical Oncology

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: May 2006
Last Updated: 10/17/12

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