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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-136

Practical consensus recommendations regarding the management of sentinel lymph node issues in early breast cancer

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Manipal Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Mool Chand Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Surgical Oncology, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Surgical Oncology, W Pratiksha Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana, India
6 Department of Surgical Oncology, DMCH Cancer Care Centre, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
7 Department of Surgical Oncology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
8 Department of Surgical Oncology, Jolly Grant Himalayan Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
9 Department of Surgical Oncology, Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
10 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
11 Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
12 Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vedant Kabra
Department of Surgical Oncology, Manipal Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_120_18

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Axillary lymph node involvement is a very important poor prognostic factor in the clinical staging and management of breast cancer patients. Traditionally, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) has been used for determining the status of the axillary lymph nodes. More recently the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) procedure has gained wider acceptance as the standard of care, having the advantage of being less invasivewhile providing good accuracy. This expert group used data from published literature, practical experience and opinion of a large group of academic oncologists to arrive at these practical consensus recommendations in regards with the use of the two different procedures and other issues in patients with early breast cancer for the benefit of community oncologists.

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