Thursday, July 28, 2011


This round of research is more daunting than when deja vu first came calling. I am trying to educate myself on the pros & cons of the two scenarios that have been thus far presented:

Select removal of the impacted axillary lymph nodes followed up by radiation of the chest wall


Full axillary nodal dissection

So far nothing that gives me an understandable comparison. Most of the journal articles that I have found all conclude their findings with the impact on early stage breast cancer. I am advanced stage, metastatic (now).  And, although I "remembered", I am hit anew with the short-term objective of all studies, i.e., 5-year disease free survival.


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