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Sentinel Node Biopsy (cont.)

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sentinel node biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, sentinel lymph node dissection, SLN, SLNB, breast cancer, cancer staging, breast tumor, breast lump, malignant melanoma, skin cancer, lymph nodes, axillary lymph node dissection, ALND, lymphedema, breast surgery, radioactive tracer, technetium-99, blue-dye injection, isosulfan blue, Lymphazurin, lumpectomy, mastectomy

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The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing rapidly, at a rate of 4-8% per year. Malignant melanoma typically affects young patients (median age 45 y).

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