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Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
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8/12/2017Yale does all their radioisotope injections to the breast for sentinel node biopsy in the OR during surgery while the patient is under general anesthesia. No trauma to the breast cancer patient since they will not have any recollection of the procedure.
I believe vetinarian's do the same thing for animals.
Time for change. No trauma/assault to breast cancer patients at the hands of medical personnel. No excuse!
No support from NIH or NCI to clinical trials that want to test innocent patient's who believe they are going to be treated in a humane fashion.
Speak out and speak up.
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8/17/2017There are two methods of identifying the sentinel node. one is the use of a radioactive isotope that must be injected several hours before the surgery in order for it to have time to travel to subsequently identify the sentinel node. the other method is the use of a blue dye which can and is injected into the breast after the patient is asleep in the OR because it only takes 2-3 minutes for it to travel to the lymphatic system and identify the sentinel node. both methods were determined to be accurate. some surgeons learned one method in school and others learned the other method. there are also surgeons who use both methods on their patients.

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