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What is lymph node radiation for breast cancer?

Radiation is given to reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back. Sometimes, doctors recommend that radiation be given to the lymph nodes near where the breast cancer was removed. This is called regional lymph node radiation. Regional lymph node radiation may include the internal mammary lymph nodes, which are the nodes underneath the chest wall; the medial supraclavicular lymph nodes, which are the lymph nodes above the collarbone near the center of the body; and the axillary lymph nodes, which are the lymph nodes under the arm.Regional lymph node radiation usually is recommended only for women diagnosed with breast cancer that has already spread to one or more lymph nodes or for women who have an above-average risk of breast cancer coming back in the same area (recurrence).

Cancer Diagnosis Lawyers in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Help Victims of Medical Malpractice in Western PA

Cancer could quite possibly be called the epidemic of the new millennium. The disease can come in different forms and affect many different parts of the body, such as the breasts, bladder, the cervix and many other parts of the body. Cancer is not only on of the deadliest diseases one could be afflicted with, but it is also one of the most expensive to try and manage. This is why it is so important to hire a reliable cancer diagnosis attorney as quickly as possible. A quick diagnosis can often be the difference between life or death, so a delayed diagnosis can be detrimental. If your cancer diagnosis was delayed, contact the Pittsburgh Cancer diagnosis lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC to see what we can do for you.

Contact the Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Berger & Lagense, LLC for a Free Consultation

A timely cancer diagnosis means everything, which is why when your cancer is misdiagnosed you need to act quickly. Even the most trusted medical facilities in Pittsburgh, such as UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, St. Clair Hospital or Forbes Hospital can make mistakes. When this happens, the best thing you can do is hire a trusted, medical malpractice lawyer in Pittsburgh, PA. That's when the team at Berger & Lagnese, LLC can help. Our office is located at 310 Grant St # 720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Schedule a free consultation online or give us a call, at (412) 275-4122 for a free consultation.