Biopsy, Sentinel Lymph Node, Breast (3-Panel)
|Title:||Biopsy, Sentinel Lymph Node, Breast (3-Panel)|
Sentinel lymph node biopsy of the breast; the first panel shows a radioactive substance and/or blue dye being injected near the tumor; the second panel shows that the injected material is followed visually and/or with a probe that detects radioactivity to find the sentinel nodes (the first lymph nodes to which cancer cells are likely to spread from a primary tumor); and the third panel shows the removal of the tumor and the sentinel nodes to check for cancer cells.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy of the breast. A radioactive substance and/or blue dye is injected near the tumor (first panel). The injected material is followed visually and/or with a probe that detects radioactivity to find the sentinel nodes (the first lymph nodes to which cancer cells are likely to spread from a primary tumor) (second panel). The sentinel nodes are removed and checked for cancer cells (third panel). A sentinel lymph node biopsy is usually done at the same time the primary tumor is removed, but it can also be done before or after the tumor is removed.
Anatomy -- Breast
Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Test or Procedure -- Biopsy
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||October 24, 2022|
|Date Added:||April 15, 2011|
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