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Nodal Involvement Impacts Surgical Management of Axilla in Breast Cancer

Caroline Seymour
Published: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Hernan Vargas, MD, FACS, a breast surgeon at Virginia Cancer Specialist

Hernan Vargas, MD, FACS

A sentinel node biopsy is a less-intensive alternative to a complete axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer, but it is not appropriate for every patient with lymph node involvement, according to Hernan Vargas, MD, FACS, and the decision between the 2 approaches is grounded in the patient’s initial treatment intervention.
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