Sentinel node biopsy is recommended for people with certain types of cancer in order to determine whether the cancer cells have migrated into the lymphatic system.
Sentinel node biopsy is routinely used for people with:
Sentinel node biopsy is sometimes used in other types of cancer, such as:
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- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Thyroid cancer
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- Sentinel lymph node biopsy. National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/sentinel‐node‐biopsy. Accessed June 19, 2014.