Predicting axillary node positivity in patients with invasive carcinoma of the breast by using a combination of T category and palpability.

@article{Silverstein1995PredictingAN,
  title={Predicting axillary node positivity in patients with invasive carcinoma of the breast by using a combination of T category and palpability.},
  author={Melvin J. Silverstein and E D Gierson and James Ross Waisman and William Colburn and Parvis Gamagami},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1995},
  volume={180 6},
  pages={700-4}
}
BACKGROUND In spite of the development of numerous new tumor markers, axillary lymph node status continues to be the single most important prognostic variable regarding survival of patients with carcinoma of the breast. This study was undertaken to determine whether or not the combination of T category (TNM staging system) and palpability would be a better predictor of nodal positivity than T category alone. STUDY DESIGN Clinical and pathologic data were analyzed for 1,554 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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