Additional axillary metastases and stage migration in breast cancer patients with micrometastases or submicrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes.

@article{Rijk2006AdditionalAM,
  title={Additional axillary metastases and stage migration in breast cancer patients with micrometastases or submicrometastases in sentinel lymph nodes.},
  author={Maartje C van Rijk and Johannes Leo Peterse and Omgo Edo Nieweg and Hester Sa Oldenburg and Emiel J. Th. Rutgers and Bin B. R. Kroon},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={467-71}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with breast cancer, micrometastases and submicrometastases are increasingly found in sentinel nodes when step sectioning and/or immunohistochemical staining are applied. The aims of the current study were to investigate the incidence of micro- and submicrometastases in the sentinel node, to estimate the risk of additional metastases in the remaining axillary lymph nodes, and to consider implications for staging and treatment. METHODS A total of 2150 breast cancer… CONTINUE READING

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