Study Shows Some Breast Cancer Patients Can Forego Lymph Node Dissection


February 15, 2011

CBS 3

Julia Tchou, MD, an assistant professor of Surgery, is quoted in a CBS3 story about a new study revealing that a subset of early-stage breast cancer patients may be able to avoid having lymph nodes under their arm removed as part of their treatment. Tchou outlined the type of patient who meets the criteria for the less invasive procedure, which may help patients avoid complications like infection and lymphedema that are associated with lymph node dissection. An Abramson Cancer Center patient is also quoted in the story discussing her recent diagnosis and upcoming surgery. View Segment

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