What is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy?

Category: Procedures


A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) to which cancer cells are most likely to spread from a primary tumor. A sentinel lymph node biopsy can be used to help determine the extent, or stage, of cancer in the body.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Breast soreness 1
Incision tenderness 1
Lump in my groin area 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1
Pain 1
Skin tightening 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5
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There are no evaluations for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.