In your opinion, what are the new and exciting developments in the field of breast cancer surgery? What are the new options for women?

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drbreastsurgery (Physician - Surgery - Surgical Oncology (Verified) ) - 06 / 19 / 2011

i think the most exciting thing is the new research that came out earlier this year that suggests that women who are having a lumpectomy for cancer and who only have one or two sentinel lymph nodes with cancer in them, may not need to have a full axillary dissection to remove all the lymph nodes. this could become practice-changing in the field of breast cancer surgery, but it only applies to some women at this time.
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