Re: [MOL] Some News about testing cancer during staging [03275] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Some News about testing cancer during staging



Liz:  I am almost 4 year's since surgery and I am still in great pain from
the Axillary Node Dissection.  I agree with you 100%, your friend, lillian


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From: Elizabeth Patterson <eapat@ewa.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 1999 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Some News about testing cancer during staging


>Hi Marty,
>This method of sentinel lymph node checking was being talked about when I
>had my surgery, but no one in Yakima was yet ready to do the procedure. It
>would have made my surgery much easier because it was the ancillary node
>dissection that has caused long term pain. Since there was no cancer in the
>lymph nodes, the removal of 23 three of them was unnecessary and the after
>effects of the surgery were also unnecessary. I hope this will become the
>standard soon. It will certainly decrease the pain and suffering associated
>with breast cancer.
>Liz
>
>>Good Morning My FRiends,
>>
>>Thought this might be of some interest.
>>
>>Radioactive Probe Assesses Feasibility Of Forgoing Axillary Node
>>Dissection
>>
>>WESTPORT, Feb 17 (Reuters Health) - The use of a radioactive
>>probe to identify the sentinel lymph node may obviate the need
>>for axillary node dissection during treatment of breast cancer or
>>cancer staging, according to a report in the Journal of the
>>National Cancer Institute.  Dr.  Umberto Veronesi and colleagues,
>>of the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, injected
>>radiolabeled albumin close to the tumor or subdermally over the
>>tumor in 376 consecutive women with breast cancer who were
>>undergoing total axillary dissection.
>>
>>God Bless
>>marty auslander
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>Liz P. Of Yakima
>
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