Lymph nodes and lymph vessels are a part of your body's immune system. They work as a connected network to collect fluids and substances found outside of the bloodstream.
After your breast oncology treatments, Barbara Schneider, MD, FACS will perform extensive testing to make sure your cancer cells are gone. This testing often includes your lymphatic system and may involve the removal of some lymph nodes.
To learn more about lymph node testing, speak with a breast cancer specialist in Toms River, NJ today. We'll walk you through the lymph node testing process.
Using the lymphatic system, breast surgeons can sometimes predict where breast cancer might spread. By testing the lymph nodes around the cancerous area, we can: