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UCLA study confirms method for detecting spread of deadly skin cancer

  • Posted: February 14, 2014

The spreading of cancer cells to lymph nodes is tracked through lymphatic system The first lymph node, called the sentinel node, is removed and examined. Advancements to this process can now help doctors better determine which patients benefit.

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