Node Surgery (SLNB)
A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node which cancer cells go to from the primary tumor. There may be more than one sentinel lymph node.
A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a procedure in which the sentinel lymph node is:
This procedure determines if cancer cells have spread to the lymphatic system. If cancer cells are present in the lymph, then there is a possibility it can or has already spread to other organs of the body.
A sentinel lymph node biopsy aides the doctor in:
- Determining what stage the cancer has reached
- Developing a treatment plan for the patient
- Preventing the spread of breast cancer
To learn more about sentinel lymph node biopsy, watch the video below: