Sentinel lymph node biopsy used more, but disparities remain

03/27/2008 | Yahoo!

A new study found nonwhite women, those 72 and older, and women living in poorer areas of the country were not as likely to get sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer staging as were their white, younger or more affluent counterparts. The proportion of patients who received SLNB increased from 26.8% in 1998 to 65.5% in 2005, the study found.

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