Sentinel lymph node

What is Sentinel lymph node?

The sentinel lymph node is the hypothetical first lymph node or group of nodes draining a cancer. In case of established cancerous dissemination it is postulated that the sentinel lymph node/s is/are the target organs primarily reached by metastasising cancer cells from the tumour.

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Do you have a melanoma specialist?
Need second opinion on my treatment.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Sentinel lymph node biopsy recommended

Detailed Answer:

The standard treatment for melanoma is excisional biopsy.

A subsequent...

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Hi - I am really really worried. I have been to have a mole check done and the dermatologist found three moles that she did not like the look of. I...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is not metastasis

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Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed...

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Hello I have written before on another topic but I was seeing a breast surgeon for suspected Fibroadenemas ( Upper Right quadrant) as I was...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would have adviced lymph node biopsy

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Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

Melanoma is less common than other...

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