Our surgeons use Sentinel Node Biopsy and Localization for breast cancer and malignant melanoma.

Sentinel node localization is a nuclear medicine study used to determine if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

In appropriate patients, it allows the surgeon and radiologist to identify the lymph nodes most likely to be involved with cancer and to remove them.

Use of this procedure can help reduce the need for more radical surgery involving lymph nodes if no cancer is detected in the sentinel lymph node.