Factors Affecting Axillary Lymph Node Retrieval and Assessment in Breast Cancer Patients

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Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in North America. Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is important for staging, prognosis, and adjuvant treatment decisions. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the number of lymph nodes (LN) retrieved in ALND for breast cancer. All patients who underwent ALND for breast cancer at… (More)
DOI: 10.1245/s10434-008-9938-6

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