positive axillary lymph nodes


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(POS-it-iv AKS-ih-ler-ee limf nodes)

Lymph nodes in the area of the armpit that contain cancer cells. This is determined by having surgery that removes some of the nodes. They are then looked at under a microscope to see if they have cancer cells in them.

Read more about lymph node removal.

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Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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