Learning About Breast Cancer
When we talk about vascular, we are talking about the blood vessels and the lymph nodes. When it comes to the blood normally we detect locations where vessels might have carried tumour cells by a high definition CT scanning, with those images it's safe to say that the vessels have not carried anything when the images are clear. To detect if the lymph vessels has carried any tumour cells to lymph nodes, we started relatively recently with what we call a " sentinel lymph technology"; with this method we inject a dye that has the ability to detect the first lymph node that was touched by tumour cells and remove it accurately. other methods exists but am trying to be as clear as possible. Senoir internal medicine resident, Geneva's university hospital.