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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (cont.)

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What is the recovery time after a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

The recovery time varies, depending on whether or not the sentinel node biopsy is associated with removal of the primary tumor and the extent of surgery required. In any case, sentinel lymph node biopsy offers a quicker recovery time than a more extensive lymph node dissection.

REFERENCE:

United States. National Cancer Institute. "Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy." Aug. 11, 2011. <http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/diagnosis-staging/staging/sentinel-node-biopsy-fact-sheet>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/29/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
https://www.medicinenet.com/sentinel_lymph_node_biopsy/article.htm

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