Patients with your type of breast cancer usually have neoadjuvant (which means given before surgery) chemotherapy followed by breast and arm pit surgery to remove any remaining breast cancer. The lymph nodes in the arm pit are examined during surgery and if there is still cancer in the lymph nodes, then the majority of lymph nodes in the arm pit are removed. The purpose of this study is to examine whether removing some of the lymph nodes from the arm pit, but not removing them all followed with radiation therapy (experimental) will be as good as having the majority of the lymph nodes from the arm pit removed during breast surgery followed with radiation (standard of care).
Comparison of Axillary Lymph Node Dissection With Axillary Radiation for Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer Treated With Chemotherapy
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital
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