15 years ago 100% of women had complete node dissection now only 10% – that’s progress!

“Before the advent of sentinel node biopsy essentially all women with invasive cancer had to have a complete axillary lymph node dissection…. So in the course of less than 15 years, we have gone from 100% of women with invasive cancer having a complete dissection to around 10% – that is tremendous progress in lessening the morbidity of breast cancer surgical treatment.”  Dr. Peter Beitsch

For more:  http://www.ciannamedical.com/about_savi/newsletter/1011.htm

 

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