Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Lymph Nodes Removed, Study Finds

Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Lymph Nodes Removed, Study Finds

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NIH photo of breast examSome women with early-stage breast cancer may be cured without the need to remove multiple lymph nodes, which has been the standard practice, researchers reported Tuesday.

The new study found that people with early-stage breast cancer that has spread to a nearby lymph node fared just as well after treatment without the removal of additional lymph nodes in the armpit area.

(READ the LA Times story, on BaltimoreSun.com)

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