What is Lymph node removal (Lymphadenectomy)?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Axillary lymph node clearance Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection

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Lymphadenectomy is surgery to remove lymph nodes. This surgery is done to see if cancer has spread to a lymph node.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breast cancer 56 14
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Gallbladder cancer 1 1
Medullary thyroid cancer 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
4
Mild
5
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lymph node removal (Lymphadenectomy)

Side effect Patients
Limited range of motion 3
Pain 3
Lymphedema 2
Numbness 2
Swelling 2
Axillary web syndrome 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Duration

Currently having Lymph node removal (Lymphadenectomy)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Lymph node removal (Lymphadenectomy)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 59
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 13
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