Lymph node status shows whether or not the lymph nodes in the underarm area axillary lymph nodes contain cancer:. Prognosis is better when cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes lymph node-negative [ 13 ]. The more lymph nodes that contain cancer, the poorer prognosis tends to be [ 13 ]. The number of positive nodes guides treatment and helps predict prognosis chances for survival. See Figure 4.
[Metastasis in axillary lymph nodes in breast carcinoma--possibilities of mammographic diagnosis]
Breast Cancer &Lymph Node Status
Lymphoreticular Examination – OSCE Guide
Introduction: Enlarged axillary lymph nodes are often found during routine examinations. They are usually circular, oval, lobular, smaller than 1 cm, with typically changed fat centers. The condition of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer is of great importance for timely diagnosis, because its metastatic spread is a primary prognostic sign of breast cancer.
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