Lymphatic invasion, tumor size, and age are independent predictors of axillary lymph node metastases in women with T1 breast cancers.

@article{Gajdos1999LymphaticIT,
  title={Lymphatic invasion, tumor size, and age are independent predictors of axillary lymph node metastases in women with T1 breast cancers.},
  author={Csaba Gajdos and Paul Ian Tartter and Ira J. Bleiweiss},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={230 5},
  pages={692-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify characteristics of the primary tumor highly associated with lymph node metastases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recent enthusiasm for limiting axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in women with breast cancer may increase the likelihood that nodal metastases will be missed. Identification of characteristics of primary tumors predictive of lymph node metastases may prompt a more extensive surgical and pathologic search for metastases in patients with negative sentinel lymph… CONTINUE READING

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