SNLB in male breast cancer pts

BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is now a widely implemented technique for evaluating the axilla in women with early stage breast carcinoma. Men who develop breast carcinoma are at similar risk as their female counterparts of developing the morbidities related to axillary dissection. SLNB is aimed at preventing these morbidities. In this study, the authors evaluated the role of SLNB in the treatment of men with early stage breast carcinoma.

CONCLUSIONS: SLNB for patients with breast carcinoma was as successful in men as it has been shown to be in women and may be offered as a management option to men with early stage breast carcinoma by surgeons who are experienced with the technique.

Source: Cancer J, 1/01

Secretory Carcinoma-Favorable Results

Annals of Surgical Oncology, 8/02

Lymph Node Status in Men

Breast Cancer Res & Treatment, 11/02

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy:Males w/Early Breast Ca

The Oncologist, May 2007

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