The current treatment standard
Every year, hundreds of thousands of women across the world are diagnosed with a non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
The standard treatment for high-risk DCIS is to remove the DCIS in the breast, and at the same time, perform surgery near the armpit to remove a small number of lymph nodes, known as a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB).
The SLNB procedure helps surgeons discover whether any of the cancer has begun to spread, which in turn helps understand the best course of treatment going forward.
But could less treatment be better?
In pioneering clinicial studies, published data is beginning to suggest that it may be possible for up to 80% of high-risk patients to avoid this surgical procedure altogether.
The way forward involves a treatment involving the Magtrace© lymphatic tracer from Endomag (exclusively supplied by Mammotome in North America) and a new technique called delayed sentinel lymph node biopsy (dSLNB)†.
It's time to #SaveOurNodes.
Find out why an ever-growing number of physicians across the US are delighted to offer their patients the ‘Delayed' sentinel lymph node biopsy (dSLNB) technique.
For more information on the idea behind 'Save Our Nodes', plus the 'Delayed SLNB' technique, download these handy documents.
Clinical research is currently underway in the United States and in Sweden, with more countries and hospitals seeing the technique's benefits.