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axillary dissection

[ax-ill-air-ee di-sek-shun] also called axillary lymph node dissection; removal of the lymph nodes in the armpit (the axillary nodes). They are looked at under a microscope to see if they contain cancer. See also lymph node, lymph node biopsy.

Less Surgery Is Better For Some Women With Breast Cancer ...

... cancer by standard techniques to either have a further removal of lymph nodes
in their armpit (lymphadenectomy or axillary dissection) or no further ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2011/02/10/less-surgery-is-better-for-some-women-with-breast-cancer-but-will-their-doctors-be-listening.aspx

Treatment of specific instances of a cancer of unknown ...

... Surgery to remove axillary nodes (called an axillary lymph node dissection)
is done, and the breast on the same side may be treated with ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerofunknownprimary/detailedguide/cancer-unknown-primary-treating-specific-instances

Rehabilitation of Breast Cancer

... Axillary web syndrome after axillary dissection. Am J Surg. May 2001;181(
5):434-439. ... 2 level axillary dissection Breast conservation therapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@behavioralresearchcenter/documents/document/acspc-027672.pdf

Surgery for breast cancer

... chest (lymphedema). This is less common after a sentinel lymph node
biopsy than an axillary dissection. Sometimes the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/overviewguide/breast-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Some With Breast Cancer May Be Able to Skip Full Lymph ...

... Citation: Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection in Women With Invasive
Breast Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis: A Randomized Clinical ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/some-with-breast-cancer-may-be-able-to-skip-full-lymph-node-removal

References: Breast cancer detailed guide

... Axillary dissection versus no axillary dissection in patients with sentinel-node
micrometastases (IBCSG 23-01): a phase 3 randomised controlled ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-references

References: Breast cancer in men detailed guide

... Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection in Women With Invasive Breast
Cancer and Sentinel Node Metastasis. JAMA. 2011;305(6):569−575. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-references

Surgery for breast cancer

... Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND): In ... usually less than 20) lymph nodes
are removed from the area under the arm (axilla) and checked ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-surgery

Treatment of invasive breast cancer, by stage

... The lymph nodes will also need to be evaluated, with a sentinel lymph
node biopsy or an axillary lymph node dissection. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-by-stage

Surgery for breast cancer in men

... Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). ... from about 10 to 40 (though usually
less than 20) lymph nodes are removed from the axilla (the area ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-treating-surgery