A blog about research, awareness, prevention, treatment and survivorship of Breast Cancer and all cancers, including targeted scientific research and a grassroots approach to increase screening for cancer, especially in the low income and under-insured population of El Paso, Texas, with a view to expand this new health care model to many other 'minority' populations across the United States and beyond
Friday, December 7, 2012
SABCS: Black Women Less Likely to Undergo Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
By Dave Levitan |
December 5, 2012
A large cohort study found that black women with early-stage invasive
breast cancer were significantly less likely than white patients to
undergo the less invasive axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy.
Black women also had a higher rate of lymphedema, due largely to that
difference in treatment modalities.
Caution, read the full report before jumping to conclusion! http://www.cancernetwork.com/conference-reports/sabcs2012/content/article/10165/2118097