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An Overview of Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Patients With More Lymph Nodes Face Greater Risk Of Death -- ScienceDaily
Breast cancer is defined as Stage 1 when it's evident but confined solely to the area where abnormal cell division began—in other words, it's growing but hasn't spread. Stage 1 cancer is subdivided into Stages 1A and 1B. When detected at this early stage, treatment is usually very effective and the prognosis for is good. Understanding what a stage 1 tumor is, what treatment options you have, and your prognosis can help empower you and calm your fears. Stage 1 breast cancer is the earliest stage of what's considered invasive breast cancer. Rather, it simply means that the cells in your tumor have infiltrated the area past what's called the basement membrane.
Breast Cancer with Lymph Node Involvement
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The presence of cancer cells is known as lymph node involvement. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs that act as filters along the lymph fluid channels. As lymph fluid leaves the breast and eventually goes back into the bloodstream, the lymph nodes try to catch and trap cancer cells before they reach other parts of the body.