Benefits of SLNB
SNLB helps stage cancers and estimate the risk that tumor cells have developed the ability to spread to other parts of the body. If the sentinel node is negative for cancer, a patient may be able to avoid more extensive lymph node surgery, reducing the potential complications associated with having many lymph nodes removed Positive . SLNB result indicates that cancer is present in the sentinel lymph node and that it may have spread to other nearby lymph nodes and other organs. This information can help a doctor determine the stage of the cancer and develop an treatment plan .
- Number of lymph nodes in the axilla varies between Historically, all axillary 20 and 40 lymph nodes were removed (Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, or ALND) © 2020 Gamma Medical Technology
- Increased risk of harmful side effects like lymphedema