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Lymph Node Ultrasounds More Accurate in Obese Breast Cancer Patients, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

Lymph Node Ultrasounds More Accurate in Obese Breast Cancer Patients, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic research into whether ultrasounds to detect breast cancer in underarm lymph nodes are less effective in obese women has produced a surprising finding. Fat didn’t obscure the images — and ultrasounds showing no suspicious lymph nodes actually proved more accurate in overweight and obese patients [...]

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