A Nomogram for Predicting the Likelihood of Additional Nodal Metastases in Breast Cancer Patients With a Positive Sentinel Node Biopsy

@article{MDFACSKimberlyJVanZee2003ANF,
  title={A Nomogram for Predicting the Likelihood of Additional Nodal Metastases in Breast Cancer Patients With a Positive Sentinel Node Biopsy},
  author={MS MDFACSKimberlyJ.VanZee and Donna-Marie E. Manasseh and Jos{\'e} Luiz Barbosa Bevilacqua and Susan K. Boolbol and Jane V. Fey MPH and Lee Khing Tan and Patrick Ivan Borgen and Hiram S. Cody and Michael W. Kattan},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={1140-1151}
}
Background:The standard of care for breast cancer patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases includes complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). However, many question the need for complete ALND in every patient with detectable SLN metastases, particularly those perceived to have a low risk of non-SLN metastases. Accurate estimates of the likelihood of additional disease in the axilla could assist greatly in decision-making regarding further treatment. Methods:Pathological features… CONTINUE READING
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