Surgical Procedures to Remove Cancer & Tumors

Need to have a biopsy or surgical proceudre done to remove cancer or a tumor? Learn more about the types of procedures done for cancer, how to prepare for surgery and what to expect in recovery.

Sentinel Node Biopsy

A sentinel node biopsy is a surgical procedure in which the sentinel lymph node is removed. By examining the sentinel node, doctors can determine if cancer has spread from the primary tumor. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node that cancer usually spreads to.