Breast Cancer Advances: Understanding Axillary Lymphadenectomy
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Breast Cancer Advances: Understanding Axillary Lymphadenectomy

According to a 2016 publication, breast cancer will affect up to 12% of women in the United States at some point in their lifetime (1). The first description of this disease and its rudimentary presentation dates back to the Edwin Smith Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian surgical text, around 3000 BC (2). These early breast cancer diagnoses meant certain death, as no practical treatment was available for long-term survival. It was not until the late 1800s that outcomes began to substantially...

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