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In some situations, axillary node removal doesn’t improve breast cancer survival

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A study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology June meeting found that removing additional axillary lymph nodes to look for breast cancer in women with limited disease spread in the sentinel node does not improve survival. Read more about studies reporting progress against breast cancer at http://www.asco.org/ASCOv2/Press+Center/Meetings+and+Events/Annual+Meeting/2010+ASCO+Annual+Meeting+Press+Kit.

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