Latest Sentinel lymph node Stories

2009-05-04 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers estimate that nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years.

2009-05-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists Offer Advice for Reaching Five-Year Survival Mark SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On television's popular "Grey's Anatomy," Dr. Izzie Stevens faces a grim diagnosis: stage IV metastatic melanoma.

2009-02-02 12:34:25

University of Michigan Health System researchers have published new data to help answer two dreaded questions: "Is it cancer?" and "What type of treatment should I have?"

2009-01-14 06:26:40

Information obtained from a new application of photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is worth its weight in gold to breast cancer patients.

2008-02-25 14:46:45

A new test that examines large sections of the sentinel lymph node for genes expressed by breast cancer could reduce the risk of recurrence and multiple surgeries, doctors say.

2006-06-29 15:24:02

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with locally advanced prostate cancer and negative results on lymph node examination, immunochemical testing of the lymph node cells can spot the spread of cancer cells that are not detected at initial tissue examination, a study shows.

2005-10-21 15:56:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Performing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) one week before mastectomy, known as a "staged" operation, can facilitate surgical planning for breast cancer patients who are considering immediate breast reconstruction, according to a report in The American Journal of Surgery.

2005-10-10 15:17:55

Altering the standard step-by-step procedure that takes women facing a mastectomy from diagnosis to surgery to reconstruction can improve the process and help in determining if immediate reconstruction is the best course of action, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2005-10-07 13:12:38

Physicians should strive to replace traditional, invasive procedures for diagnosing breast cancer with proven, less-invasive diagnostic methods, according to an international panel of breast cancer experts convened at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

2005-08-23 13:40:01

New breast cancer research shows for the first time that even women with large breast tumors can benefit from a less invasive biopsy method that has been reserved until now for women with small breast cancers.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.