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Ultrasound Narrows Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Lymph Nodes Removed

Ultrasound Narrows Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Lymph Nodes Removed

Rochester, Minn. — Which breast cancer patients need to have underarm lymph nodes removed? Mayo Clinic-led research is narrowing it down. A new study finds that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Ultrasound is [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

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 [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer