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lymph node dissection

see lymphadenectomy.

Surgery for melanoma skin cancer

... or large, and a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy or excisional biopsy finds
melanoma in a node or nodes, a lymph node dissection is usually ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-surgery

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

Surgery for Merkel cell carcinoma

... If cancer is found in the nearby lymph nodes (on a sentinel lymph node biopsy
or another type of biopsy), a lymph node dissection is usually done. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-merkelcell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-merkel-cell-carcinoma-treating-surgery

Treatment options for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer by ...

... of surgery and radiation. Surgery is often done first and includes
removal of neck lymph nodes (lymph node dissection). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-treating-by-stage

Types of surgery for melanoma skin cancer

... node biopsy (or another type of lymph node biopsy) finds cancer, then a lymph
node dissection will likely be done to remove the other nodes in that ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/overviewguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Surgery for cervical cancers and pre-cancers

... check for lymph node spread, the surgeon might remove some of these lymph
nodes. This procedure is known as a lymph node dissection or lymph ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-treating-surgery

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

... a lumpectomy) and a sentinel lymph node biopsied and ... a further removal of
lymph nodes in their ... lymphadenectomy or axillary dissection) or no ...

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

Surgery for salivary gland cancer

... major purpose is to remove lymph nodes that might ... Possible risks and side
effects of lymph node removal. ... risks with a neck dissection are similar to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/salivaryglandcancer/detailedguide/salivary-gland-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for nasopharyngeal cancer

... dissection removes nearly all lymph nodes on one ... part of a radical neck
dissection or because ... more extensive neck dissections, physical therapists ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for breast cancer

... not lymph nodes under the arm) it is called a simple (or total) mastectomy.
A simple mastectomy combined with an axillary lymph node dissection ( ...

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