Until recently, elective treatment of the lymphatic pathways in women with early invasive breast cancer was assumed to impact on quality of life rather than on overall survival. In a multidisciplinary breast clinic these considerations underpinned a policy of observation of the lymphatic pathways if axillary lymph nodes were not palpably enlarged and if recommendations for adjuvant systemic therapy did not depend on knowledge of pathological node status. This paper evaluates the long-term outcome of the observation policy in terms of lymphatic morbidity due to cancer recurrence.
Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research
Choose a citation style from the tabs below