Clinical applications of sentinel lymph node biopsy in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a dilemma.

@article{Tang2011ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical applications of sentinel lymph node biopsy in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a dilemma.},
  author={Yu Tang and Fei Xu and Kai-shan Tao and Niansong Qian and Masakazu Toi},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={224 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
Breast cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in the world, which often spreads first to the axillary lymph nodes (ALN) from the primary tumor. ALN helps clinician stage breast cancer. In addition, it is one of the key prognostic factors for patients with invasive breast cancer. The sentinel lymph node (SLN) is defined as the first regional lymph node to receive lymphatic fluid from a malignant tumor. As a result, it seems possible to assess the complete nodal status with… CONTINUE READING